***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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