A number of things need to shake out before that decision is made by manager John Farrell, but the man who should be the answer made a strong case on Tuesday night.
Jon Lester stepped to the mound against the Tigers, on a night when the MLB leader in wins opposed him and a night when the MLB leader in batting average and RBIs re-entered the lineup after a few days off. He walked off the mound seven innings later after allowing just one run and striking out nine batters, with his team holding a 2-1 lead that would stick as the final.
Lester not only gave his team a win, but an added dose of confidence.
“Jon was outstanding once again "
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