Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I am really not worried about Jon Lester
I know I should be terrified about Lester.
I know I should be breaking down his every start and wondering if this were the end.
I know 4 of his last 5 starts have stunk.
I know he is supposed to be our Cy Young contender.
But I just can't panic.
Let's say this is the 1/3 mark of the season...
Let's say Lester has the exact same result each of the next thirds of the season.
He'd be 21-6 with a 3.94 ERA. 210 innings pitched and 207 strikeouts.
I'd take that.
And yeah, I know he would benefit from a lot of offense and good closer.
Would you rather have a 20 game winner who was lucky or a 12-12 pitcher with great stats who was unlucky?
I'd rather have the 20 game winner. Do you know why? That means my team is WINNING.
I'm not worried.