Kurtangletn wrote:Lester will stay, nobody really knows about Wells at the moment, I still think it could easily be his last pitch in the majors, I'm not sure he can do it anymore.
Clement may just be on the DL all year, even if he is not injured to keep the spot for Lester, if Wells comes back or Johnson is somewhat decent as the 5th starter.
Lester is the best prospect the Sox have, and he is doing what he has been doing in the minors in the majors, owning. There is no reason the sox would want to screw his morale up and send him back to Pawtucket after doing these types of starts, especially considering that he is improving with each start, his controll getting better, and overall being a smarter pitcher.
I think all he needs to learn is to go after hitters a bit more when he is ahead. Not nitpick for 2 pitches on an 0-2 count. But he is 22, and with more starts better confidence, he'll start going after them more I suppose.
Great start tonight, he was on. Nasty stuff. Mets will be a real test, lets see how he does..
I agree. He'll probably take over Wells or Clement. I don't really trust Johnson starting at #5 (or #4) but it takes up a pitcher spot and lets the pitchers have the 5 day rests. I agree, it also depends on who he's facing. Hopefully not a Pedro or Glavine. Still, I expect him to keep his awesome work up.