Jon Lester leads the Red Sox in the 2013 Postseason
Earlier in this slideshow, I mentioned the legend of Jon Lester in the Postseason, and in 2013 he cemented it. No longer was he a young pitcher early in his career. Now he’s a veteran on a roster filled with them and he’s one of the leaders in the clubhouse.
While many had soured on him after the chicken and beer incident of 2011, he more than redeemed himself in 2013.
In what would be his final full season with the Red Sox, the lefty went out and emptied the tank from Opening Day to the final out of the World Series. And that’s what this one’s all about, his efforts in that final Boston October run.
He put in work in all three levels of the playoffs that season making sure that he would give the Sox their best chance at another ring.
When all was said and done and the champagne was being poured all over Fenway Park, he would own a 4-1 record in the Postseason with a 1.56 ERA, 29/8 K/BB split, while giving up just six earned runs over 34.2 IP.
That’s just an insane line and it really showed that he could be a big factor for this team going forward, unfortunately, we didn’t know it then but his days with the organization would be numbered.