Jon Lester Was Brilliant Yesterday – And Has Been for a Month

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Jon Lester Was Brilliant Yesterday – And Has Been for a Month

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For all their struggles this year (and most years in very recent memory), the Reds do have quite a few offensive weapons. By wRC+, the Reds have the fifth best offense in the National League.

That’s what makes Jon Lester’s latest outing – 7.0 scoreless, allowing just two hits and two walks, while striking out nine, including 12 whiffs – all the more impressive. He owned the Reds:

Over his past month (six starts), Lester has a 1.73 ERA and a 2.13 FIP. He’s had a stellar 26.1% K rate and 5.6% BB rate, and he came up just one out short in a couple of the outings of having a quality start in every single one of those starts.

It sure is the right time of year for Jon Lester to start firing on all cylinders, eh?

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.