Opening Day Red Sox Pitcher
It's Jon Lester who we'll see toeing the mound for the Boston Red Sox. More on that first thing Thursday morning. Here's the official announcement...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — "Manager Terry Francona said today that Jon Lester would be the Opening Day starter for the Red Sox. The season starts April 1 in Texas. Lester will oppose C.J. Wilson in the 4:05 p.m. game. The announcement, which came as no surprise, was made before Lester's start against the Braves today. The 27-year-old lefthander was 19-9 with a 3.25 earned run average last season and finished fourth in the American League Cy Young Award voting. He struck out 225 in 208 innings.
The Opening Day nod adds to a long list of achievements for Lester. He won the clinching game of the World Series in 2007, threw a no-hitter in 2008, made the All-Star for the first time last year and has twice started playoff openers.
GOOD LUCK and have a great season, Jon.