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Embarrassed Lester can barely look teammates in the eye

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08:13 AM ET 07.23 | Brett Lawrie took Jon Lester deep on the first pitch of Sunday's game at Fenway, and then things really went downhill for Lester, who allowed 11 runs and four home runs before departing in the fifth inning. Over his last three starts, Lester has been unable to pitch more than 41/3 innings, while allowing 21 earned runs on 25 hits and five home runs "It's never good. It's embarrassing," Lester said after the Sox were swept by the Blue Jays and traded places with last-place Toronto in the American League East. "I've let my team down a lot this year," said Lester. ... "It's hard for me to walk around this clubhouse and look guys in the eye right now. I'm not pitching well and I'm not doing my job."

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July 23, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Red Sox suck.

July 23, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Wild Card Baby!!!!!

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July 23, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Lester has been a head case for two years now. Not only has he allowed himself to get fat, but his body language on the mound (towards the umps & his teammates) is awful. The fighters mentality that he had when he came back from his cancer scare seems to have been replaced with a whiny attitude.

Pretty much.

Morning Rex.

July 23, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Red Sox suck.

Yes they do. Everytime it looks like they're going to turn a corner and start playing good ball for an extened run they just fall apart and play like they did this past weekend. The only thing they have going for them is there is still two months left and none of the wild card teams seem to play well for more than a week at a time.

July 23, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Go have some chicken and beer.

July 23, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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Yes they do. Everytime it looks like they're going to turn a corner and start playing good ball for an extened run they just fall apart and play like they did this past weekend. The only thing they have going for them is there is still two months left and none of the wild card teams seem to play well for more than a week at a time.

The Red Sox are 13 - 23 in games started by Beckett and Lester. How messed up is that?

July 23, 2012  08:43 AM ET

would love an N.L. new england team in the outskirts of boston like the pats

July 23, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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The Red Sox are 13 - 23 in games started by Beckett and Lester. How messed up is that?

There is definately something wrong with that picture.

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July 23, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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The Red Sox are 13 - 23 in games started by Beckett and Lester. How messed up is that?

thats what aces do!!! 1 and 1a

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July 23, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Ben Cherington is in a bind. He has two front line pitchers in Lester and Beckett who probably can't be moved due to contract and performance issues, another high-priced pitcher in DiceK who can't be moved due to physical issues, and John Lackey who's contract is untradeable.
Time to dump some pitching, but Theo's legacy of contracts that are not saleable is a real issue.
Sox may suck for a few years until they shed these guys and get some younger pitching talent.

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July 23, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Yep

Morning PK.

 
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