A Tale of Two Rookies, Last 2 Starts:
- Jeremy Sowers: 2-0, 18 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 7 K, 2 BB, 0.00 ERA
- Jon Lester: 0-1, 11.1 IP, 18 H, 10 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, 7.94 ERA
Sowers is coming off two straight shutouts. Lester has been rocked in two straight outings. We’ve been pretty pessimistic about the Red Sox lately, so let’s look at this half-full glass: Sowers was far from perfect in his first four starts, giving up at least four earned run three times. Lester, meanwhile, did not pitch so poorly in any of his previous eight starts. So they’re both due for a reversion to form, and the Sox are due for a much-needed lift as the final two months stretch before us. Tonight’s the night we start back on the winning track, injuries and all.
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