Lester can't channel Vander Meer
Jon Lester, will not share history with Johnny Vander Meer. It was 50 years ago — June 15, 1938 — when Vander Meer becme the only pitcher of all-time to hurl back-to-back no-hitters.
Today, Lester had his chance, and it lasted all of one batter. Jack Hannahan led off the first for the A’s with a hard single to left. What an utterly amazing feat for Vander Meer by the way. How is that even possible to do what he did?
Also, Lester revealed in an ESPN Sunday Night Conversation with Erin Andrews that his father now has lymphoma. That’s too bad, but it sounds like there is a very optimistic prognosis for John Lester.
Manny is back in the lineup and I think I’ll call a home run just like I called a Celtics win last night.
Can anyone else start to taste Celtics-Lakers? Yes, I know the Detroit series is far from over, but that would be unbelievable to see Boston and LA do battle again for all the marbles.
Buchholz will pitch in Pawtucket tonight. By the way, Terry Francona said that the team has given no thought to having him work out of the bullpen right now. Perhaps it’s something you could see later in the year, but not right now. They will speak with Buchholz after his game in Pawtucket and plot his next course of action, which could be very similar to Brandon Moss’s next course of action if you know what I mean.
Standard lineup today with Ellsbury leading off and playing center.