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Red Sox will go with Jon Lester in Game 1

Oct 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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St. Louis already announced that Adam Wainwright will get the Game 1 assignment and now Boston has announced that Jon Lester will be his opponent.

No surprise, as Lester started Game 1 of the ALDS versus Tampa Bay and Game 1 of the ALCS versus Detroit. Overall this postseason the left-hander has started three times with a 2.33 ERA and 14/7 K/BB ratio in 19.1 innings.

Earlier today I attempted to figure out whether the Red Sox or Cardinals have the World Series pitching edge and … well, it’s damn close. One thing that seems pretty clear to me is that Wainwright is the best starter in the series, so Lester’s performance against him in Game 1 (and possibly later in the series too) is a huge factor.

  1. rollinghighwayblues - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Color me biased, or ignorant, or possibly both, but this World Series seems like it has all the ingredients for a memorable showdown. Hurry up, Wednesday.

    • bfunk1978 - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      I agree, it has all the possibility in the world, but so did 2004 with the Idiots who overcame 3-0 deficit to the Yankees and the Cardinals who were way awesome from the start of June to the end of the year (they won 105 games but were .500 at the end of May. Astounding win percentage after that). And the Cardinals were just…awful.

  2. bfunk1978 - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    If we’re going on VERY recent success, Wainwright isn’t even the best starter on his own team. I like him for game 1, but if anybody but Wacha starts game 2 I’d be disappointed. Want to see as much of him as possible this series.

  3. Carl Hancock - Oct 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    The 2004 Cardinals had one of the most amazing offenses ever for the Cards and look what happened. There is a big different this year, however, our pitching is relentless. The incredible part is how young these guys are. I’m hoping for a memorable and exciting series. I’ll be on St. Louis for games 3 and 4 and depending on how things go… maybe even 5.

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