Lester Searching For Answers After 7th Loss Of Season

July 18, 2012 12:00 AM
Lester Searching For Answers After 7th Loss Of Season
" BOSTON (CBS) – Jon Lester had eight days off between his loss against the New York Yankees prior to the all-star break and Tuesday night’s start against the White Sox.

The long break was meant to get the struggling pitcher’s head straight. But Lester struggled mightily again, lasting just four innings as the White Sox beat Boston 7-5.

“It’s been a frustrating year and it was a frustrating night,” the Red Sox lefty said after picking up his seventh loss of the season. “It keeps adding on and I’m getting tired of it. I try to make adjustments and try to do the things I need to do and I’m just not getting results.”

And as it turned out, the extra couple days off didn’t do much.

“It’s still a loss,” said Lester, adding it felt like any other start for him. “It doesn’t matter if you rest or not, a loss is a loss. It sucks.”

Lester struggled from the get-go, allowing two more first inning runs. He’s now allowed at least a run in the first inning in each of his last four starts "

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