Jon Lester and Jonathon Papelbon combined on a one hit shutout, as the Red Sox edged the KC Royals 1-0 last night. Lester became the first rookie lefty in Red Sox history to win his first 5 decisions. And that includes someone with the odd nickname
of Babe. Babe something or other. His full name escapes me at the moment. Relying on his fastball and slider, with an occasional off speed pitch, he throttled the Royals. And Paps needed only 9 pitches to seal the deal. We go back to 20 games over .500, at 56-36. But there is more work to be done. The Yankees are holding steady at the 36 loss mark too.
Jason Varitek last night became the Red Sox career leader in games caught, with 991. Pudge Fisk held the mark at 990. Way to go Tek.
It's matinee time this afternoon at Fenway. See you at 1pm.