You know pretty much what to expect when you have to send Tim Wakefield out to the mound on a consistent basis these days, as well as John Lackey. (And both pitch on Sunday. God help us.)
Same with Kyle Weiland, and Andrew Miller.
But what the bloody hell is up with Jon Lester? Three straight shitty performances from him, and when the Red Sox and their fans need him most. In the last three outings, he's has this embarrassing line score: 13 2/3 innings, 21 hits, 16 runs, 10 Ks, 8 walks, 10.54 ERA.
Eight hits and eight runs against New York today in 2 2/3 innings. Beyond putrid.
In the last 19 games, the Sox have exactly two quality starts. Collectively, they are embarrassing their city, their loyal fans and themselves.
Lester is supposed to be an ace, but he sure doesn't look like one. Today was another important game, and he simply let the Sox and their fans down.