Lester-Roo….

 So the Boston Red Sox roll into tonights start with thier 3rd one game win streak of the season.  The good news is..sorta off good news…the Sox have Josh Beckett and his 5.03 ERA on the mound tonight.

  Last nights game had the best of times the worst of times feel to it….until the final out of the game had been recorded…and even that was no small task.  Lester did work 7 innings…thats the good news…however…he did continue to be the same ole helter skelter head case he as always been.  Lester and his loser body langugue was again plauged by the big inning….one he seemingly had wrapped up with two outs.  One thing lead to another quickly…and the Twins lead 4-3 in the 4th and 5-3 in the 5th.  Lester shows flashes of greatness in most of his starts…but’s the flashes of what’s going on inbetween his ears that causes much concern.  Lester really has no out pitch…and it seems like when push come to shove…he gets shoved.

  The good news for Lester and the Sox is the offense made a rare showing and bailed Lester out and got him off the hook.  Cody Ross collected 3 RBI..on two homeruns…none bigger than his 9th inning job off closer Matt Capps.  New edition Marlon Bryd collected his 4th hit of the season…his first as a Red Sox. 

Here is tonights 2 game winning streak line up

RED SOX (5-10)
Aviles SS
Sweeney RF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Ross LF
Byrd CF
Shoppach C
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (1-2, 5.03)

TWINS (5-12)
Span CF
Carroll SS
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Morneau DH
Doumit C
Valencia 3B
Parmelee RF
Plouffe 2B
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (0-1, 5.56)

posted by Jonathan Dunlow

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