Monday, March 19, 2012

Lester Named Red Sox Opening Day Starter

Today came the much anticipated announcement of the Red Sox opening day starter and our man is Jon Lester. With Bobby Valentine at the helm, it wouldn't have been a huge surprise if something unexpected happened-- however, he made the right choice with Lester. This wasn't really much of a competition in my eyes as Lester is no doubt the team's ace after putting together a 15-9/3.47/182 season in a down year last season. This announcement makes sure that opening day against the Tigers is bound to be a good one as Justin Verlander will presumably get the start for Detroit. Verlander had a season for the ages in 2011 as he won the AL Cy Young and MVP after going 24-5/2.40/250, also winning the pitcher's triple crown. In fact, this may well be Lester's toughest assignment of the season. I'm glad Lester gets the start and he definitely deserves it.

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