Pierzynski Bristles At Suggestion He’s Not Clicking With Lester

May 23, 2014 2:25 PM
Pierzynski Bristles At Suggestion He’s Not Clicking With Lester
" BOSTON (CBS) — Jon Lester pitched to A.J. Pierzynski on Thursday for just the third time in the lefty’s 10 starts this season. The results were ugly.

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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