Lester Focusing On Positives After Dropping To 5-10

August 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Lester Focusing On Positives After Dropping To 5-10
" BOSTON (CBS) -  The season of frustration continues for Red Sox starter Jon Lester, who is now winless in his last seven starts.

After shutting down the Rangers for the first five innings, allowing just two hits in that span, Lester was tagged for a pair of runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings, taking his fifth loss in his last six starts in Boston’s 6-3 loss Tuesday night.

“I feel great physically. I feel like we’ve made the right adjustments. The ball is down in the zone. I’m not giving up a bunch of hard-hit balls,” said Lester. “Three of four pitches out of 111, I’ll take my chances with that.

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“The past three starts I felt like I’ve thrown the ball better than I have all year, and I’m 0-2,” he said.

“It’s another heck of a performance "

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