Jon Lester Securing His Place amongst Red Sox Lefties

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Sean Kennedy in MLB
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In just four seasons (only two of them full campaigns), Jon Lester has already put a few notches in his belt: a no-hitter, World Series Game Four winner, and club record for strikeouts in a season by a lefty (204).  Bruce Hurst, the last great Red Sox lefty prior to Lester, previously held the mark for 22 years with 191 Ks. Having already surpassed Hurst's team record, Lester moved into even more elite company in his last start, becoming just the 10th pitcher in team history to record 200 strikeouts in a season, and the first lefty to do so.  Here's a list of those 10 Red Sox pitchers with 200 K seasons: Jon Lester Daisuke Matsuzaka Curt Schilling Pedro Martinez Hideo Nomo Roger Clemens Luis Tiant Jim Longborg Joe Wood Cy Young Lester ...

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