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Jon Lester To Suck In 2009 ?

Posted by Mike on October 15, 2008

So says Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci:

Game 3: Jon Lester. The 24-year-old lefthander now has thrown a whopping 76 1/3 more innings this season than last. It’s stunning that a forward-thinking organization like Boston would extend a young pitcher like that — Lester certainly will be on my 2009 Year-After Effect watch list to have a major regression next year — but what were they to do? Lester was pitching great and looked strong and the rest of the rotation wasn’t exactly sucking up innings to allow them to shut down Lester at any point. There were no signs that Lester was throwing with diminished stuff, but he seemed to hit the wall suddenly and hard in Game 3.

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