The Kid is For Real
OK, OK, a bit premature to say that Jon Lester is all that after three Major League starts? Perhaps, but I’m going to say it anyway.
He has a low 90s fastball that explodes at the hitter, making it seem more like mid 90s. He has a cutter that causes uncomfortable swings. And he has a nice curve that sets it all up. Also, Lester has a premier game caller in Jason Varitek and a solid offense that should give him some breathing room, as was the case on that Papi granny tonight.
It’s exciting to see the Red Sox developing prospects again. Many of you probably remember the Gold Dust Twins of ’75. That was too long ago for me, but I remember the excitement around Fenway when Clemens, Hurst, Boyd, Burks, Greenwell, etc. were coming into their own.
Young stars create excitement at a ballpark. You could feel it at Fenway tonight when Lester recorded his 10th K to finish his night in style.
So there you have it, I’m sold on Lester. Is everyone else? Am I being too optimistic?