Tuesday, June 05, 2007

***JON LESTER Is Close!!***

This is from the Globe, and I'll be back with a comment......

****One more for Lester?****

"Even with his 1.26 ERA in six rehab starts with Pawtucket, there were strong indications that Jon Lester would not be called up this weekend to pitch in Arizona, replacing last night's starter, Julian Tavarez. He will likely get at least one more start with the PawSox.
Yesterday, he threw a seven-inning complete game (as part of a doubleheader) for Pawtucket, giving up one run on four hits and one walk, striking out one. The run came on a sixth-inning solo home run. Lester threw 87 pitches, the most he has thrown in a rehab start as he attempts to come back from anaplastic large cell lymphoma and an episode of forearm cramping."

Peter here, and this news warms my heart. We'll see him soon. Really soon. And he's ready to throw 90 plus pitches at full velocity. How great is that? Way to go Jon, and we'll see you in 10 days or so. And the Fenway Faithful, and all of RSN, will stand as one and show you our love. LOUDLY!!!
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8 Comments:

At 6/05/2007 9:48 AM, Blogger ian said...

It will be great if he makes one more start and is back.

As good as Tavarez has been at times, we need more than a 6 inning pitcher at times.

 
At 6/05/2007 10:08 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're right...he might be invaluable coming out of the 'pen.....a younger Timlin.......

 
At 6/05/2007 11:23 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

Can't wait to see him back on the mound at Fenway. Glorious news.

 
At 6/05/2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

I think Tavarez has been looking like a pretty credible starter lately. Once Lester is back, I think I'd make Tavarez and Timmay interchangeable as the 5th starter. They can both be effective out of the bullpen, too.

 
At 6/05/2007 4:46 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi BFW....if I had to choose between the three, the one I'd boot out of the rotation would be Timmy....by a scinch. Uproar to follow.

 
At 6/05/2007 4:46 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And hi Sul...it IS great!

 
At 6/05/2007 10:31 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

awe Jon Lester I can't wait for him to come back. I actually wore my Lester shirt today

 
At 6/06/2007 7:16 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Great job katiee....one more 3A start for Jon and then we'll see him, at home, to 38,000 or so deliriously happy fans, and millions more watching television. We have to start winning before we come home from the leftward regions of the country.

 

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