Lester Bests Haren...Boston 7 LAA 3
Two of the best pitchers in all of MLB squared off Tuesday night at Fenway Park and one of them kept the Boston Red Sox' modest winning streak alive.
“It’s not losing 15 out of 16 to, no disrespect, like the Mariners or the Pirates. It’s the Boston Red Sox. They’re a good ballclub. In order to do 15 out of 16 you’ve got to have a little luck on your side. A lot of things have to happen, because it’s not that easy.”
Yes, the Sox have beaten the Angels 15 out of 16 times this year and last. That's pretty amazing. The final score was 7-3 good guys. A tight 1 run LA lead lasted until Boston scored two in the 6th. They never trailed after that and broke it open with four runs in the eighth. Lester was mesmerizingly tremendous. Here's the man himself on his club's improved play...
“We’ve all sat down in that clubhouse and said we’re better than what we’re playing. These past three games, I think we’ve done a really good job of not only taking advantage of situations when we need to and having good quality at-bats and also the pitching side of it, grinding out innings.’’
He's right, the Boston Red Sox have looked like they SHOULD look. They have the talent, they have the arms and they have the bats and the defense to go far in 2011. Make it so.
There's another Boston/LA game, one of two left, tonight. It'll be Beckett versus Santana at the normal 7:10pm start time. Click on this post's title to see Lester's brilliance through vivid video highlights and as always, BE WELL. See you soon.