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Aug 30, 2014
Rotoworld
Jon Lester suffered his ninth loss of the season, surrendering three runs (two runs) over six innings in Friday's defeat against the Angels.
Boston Herald Aug 31, 2014
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For nine seasons, ex-Red Sox ace Jon Lester has had a twin in the National League: Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. Aside from being born 11 days apart and debuting within a month of each other, Lester and Hamels have had mirror-image careers with one notable difference: Hamels’ contract runs through 2018, while Lester is eligible for free agency at season’s end. Little wonder that the Sox might consider trading for Hamels as a potential Lester replacement.A look at their parallel existences:COLE HAMELS
Boston Herald Aug 31, 2014

Baseball Notebook: Red Sox have a few backup plans to Jon Lester

Believe the Red Sox when they say they intend to make an effort to re-sign Jon Lester. And believe Lester when he says the Sox need not make the best offer, only one that is “in the ballpark,” in order to lure him back.Just don’t believe that a Red Sox-Lester reunion actually will happen.
Rotoworld Aug 30, 2014

Lester not helped by offense, takes 9th loss - Jon Lester (S) Oakland Athletics

Jon Lester suffered his ninth loss of the season, surrendering three runs (two runs) over six innings in Friday's defeat against the Angels.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 28, 2014

Rays-Red Sox preview

. UP NEXT vs. Red Sox Tonight-Monday What's new: The Sox have a significantly different look since their late July visit, having traded pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Andrew Miller; OF Jonny Gomes; and INF Stephen Drew, while sending down OF Jackie Bradley Jr., …
Athletics Nation Aug 28, 2014

Jonny Gomes is starting to produce for the Athletics

Heeeeere's Jonny! There were a lot of words written about the trade that swapped Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester on July 31, and it was no secret that the Oakland Athletics hoped to recoup some of the offense they lost with Cespedes by acquiring Jonny Gomes in the deal. However, the addition of Gomes always seemed like a footnote in the trade, despite the large impact he can have in certain situations. One reason is probably that he just wasn't making that impact initially, but that's starting to change. In his first stint in Oakland in 2012, the Pride of Petaluma batted .262/.377/.491 in...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 21, 2014

A's lefty Jon Lester, formerly with Red Sox, knows all about hype

Jon Lester, acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox last month, played in plenty of overhyped series against the New York Yankees, and he says players should tune out the noise and turn up their games.
River Ave. Blues Aug 21, 2014

Heyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester

Via Jon Heyman: Along with the Cubs, the Yankees are viewed as a likely landing spot for free agent-to-be left-hander Jon Lester this offseason. Heyman says a reunion with the Red Sox is considered unlikely. The Cubbies are run by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, who obviously know the southpaw from their time in Boston. […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogHeyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester The post Heyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester Go Big On Ice Bucket Challenge; Call Out Red Sox GM Ben Cherington

Go big or go home has always been Jonny Gomes's style. And the former Red Sox outfielder did not disappoint along with Oakland A's teammate Jon Lester indoing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Republican Aug 20, 2014
WATCH: Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, call out Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington

WATCH: Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, call out Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington

Not only did Lester and Gomes stand under a front loader full of ice-cold water and watch it dump onto their heads, but they called out some old friends in the process.

Lester, Gomes challenge Cherington, ex-Sox

Former Red Sox and current Oakland A's teammates Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday. Gomes and Lester also called out former Red Sox teammates John Lackey, Jake Peavy, Felix Doubront, Stephen Drew and Andrew Miller, as well as the man who traded them all away, Boston general manager Ben Cherington, to take part in the challenge.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 18, 2014

Thompson: A's trade for Jon Lester will be judged in October

Jon Lester came to the A's for one reason: to bring a World Series to Oakland; trading Cespedes to Boston Red Sox was heavy price, and that's how trade will be judged.
Sacramento Bee Aug 18, 2014
Reeling A's left in 'funk' with 4-3 loss to Braves

Reeling A's left in 'funk' with 4-3 loss to Braves

The Oakland Athletics are reeling. They no longer have sole possession of first place in the AL West, and Jon Lester's winning streak came to an end on Sunday night. Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris (36), pitcher Jon Lester (31) and manager Bob Melvin plead their case to umpire Ted Barrett after an infield line drive and error allowed Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton to advance from first base to third base during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the first...
Athletics Nation Aug 17, 2014

Game #124: A's drop fifth straight, Lester picks up first loss with Oakland

Oh, well. The A's have lost five straight games, have been offensively underwhelming since the All-Star Break, aren't getting picked up by their starting pitching, are banged up, you name it. And somehow, they're still leading Major League Baseball in wins. They're still tied for first place in the American League West, and the American League, and still own what's almost inarguably baseball's best starting rotation, along with a lineup as capable as any other of putting up big offensive numbers. So things could be worse. Tonight's loss saw Jon Lester come back down to earth in his fourth...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 17, 2014

A's, Lester, lose to Braves

Jon Lester took his first loss in an Oakland uniform as the A's fell to Atlanta 4-3 despite two homers from Nate Freiman; the Braves swept the three-game series, and the A's went 1-6 on the road trip.
Sacramento Bee Aug 17, 2014
Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor delivers to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton, center, is congratulated in the dugout after...

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