Jon Lester’s outing against the Reds on Thursday was rough from the outset, with him barely getting through two innings before leaving the game.
He gave up seven hits and a walk, struck nobody out, and allowed a total of nine runs (seven of them earned). Because of his day, Lester’s ERA skyrocketed from a respectable 3.99 to 4.37 in a matter of two innings.
He threw 40 pitches and Cincinnati sent 13 batters to the plate in one inning.
John, a longtime videographer at the local Sox station, recently found out he had ALS. Fundraising efforts for his ongoing treatment and needs have been underway ever since.
Pedro looked pretty good pitching again, and told CSN New England that he “exceeded the expectations I had of myself.” He grounded out during his at-bat but nobody was hanging around to see Pedro bat anyway, presumably.
He also chimed in about current Sox standout Chris Sale, saying he’s “never seen something like” Sale’s pitching and that he’s a “little shocked.” If any Sox fans weren’t on board with having Sale around (if those people exist), a gold star from Pedro ought to be just the thing to change their mind