Jon Lester earns the Red Sox another World Series title
In something that has become a bit of a routine for Red Sox Nation nowadays was still a bit of a shock back in 2007. The team was just one win away from a World Series championship, the team’s second in four seasons. Getting the call that night, Jon Lester. Hell, he beat cancer, starting a World Series game should be a breeze, and he sure made it look that way.
Game 4 of the ’07 Fall Classic saw a pitching duel between Lester and Aaron Cook. While many will talk about Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury absolutely going off against Colorado, this night belonged solely to Lester. He turned a white-hot Rockies club ice cold in a manner that you’d never know he was starting his first-ever Postseason game.
The legend of Jon Lester in October truly began on this night as he pitched for 5 2/3 innings giving up just three hits and three walks while also striking out a trio. He went out there that night in Colorado and gave his team everything that he had in what was an incredibly emotional start. His start allowed the Red Sox to raise the Commissioner’s Trophy on that night and he’d earn his first of three rings.