And, fresh off of a disastrous 2012 69-win season, there better be.
Here are some quick pre-game observations from the Bronx:
– Today is a big start for Jon Lester. After changing his mechanics at the All-Star break last year, Lester feels he’s on the right path back from a 9-14 season. Also, working with John Farrell, Juan Nieves and David Ross seems to have put him in a great spot to have a comeback season. He’s also had some success in the new Yankee Stadium with six wins in 11 starts.- No other visiting pitcher has more than 4).
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– I talked with Clay Buchholz this morning. He’s looking forward to his first start on Wednesday and wanted to stress that the Sox starting staff is a lot more than just Lester and himself. Clay feels Dempster, Doubront and Lackey can have big seasons too.
– John Farrell has a confident swagger about him "
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