Lester was shelled for seven runs in the opening two innings in what was eventually a 7-2 loss. Lester was able to keep the Blue Jays off the scoreboard for the 4 1/3 innings that followed, but the damage was clearly done.
Based on their lack of work together, Pierzynski was asked after the game if there was unfamiliarity with Lester that played a factor. The veteran catcher seemed to take offense to the suggestion.
“Nope,” Pierzynski stated flatly, cutting off a reporter after hearing the word “unfamiliarity.”
After a brief pause, Pierzynski continued.
“I’m not answering that question anymore,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. You guys keep bringing that up, but Jon and I had the first … opening day, we did well together. And today was just one of those days that things didn’t work out "
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