Yah. Granted, you're not going to trash your own players in the media, but this sounds pretty decent:
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/r ... _tomorrow/
Lester, 22, was 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 11 carefully crafted starts with Triple A Pawtucket as he gradually built up his arm strength. He pitched 11 2/3 innings in April, when he went 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA, but since May 1, he's gone 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA.
The Red Sox were careful with Lester, hoping to get the most out of him when it was time to get his feet wet in the majors.
``I'm very excited about it," said Francona. ``And to be honest, I saw him this spring when he wasn't pitching that well [6 innings, 12 hits, and 13 earned runs]. I see a lot of things in him to see why a lot of people are in love with him. He competes. He's lefthanded. He's got three or four different pitches that he commands. He's on his way to becoming a very solid major league pitcher.
``Hopefully, this will be a very good first step."
The 6-foot-3-inch Lester has four pitches: fastball, cut fastball, changeup, and curveball.