5:27 AM EDT, Mon September 15, 2014

Fantasy Update

8 hours ago
Rotoworld
Jon Lester threw six scoreless innings in the Athletics' 4-0 shutout of the Mariners Sunday.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Lester goes six scoreless in shutout of M's - Jon Lester (S) Oakland Athletics

Jon Lester threw six scoreless innings in the Athletics' 4-0 shutout of the Mariners Sunday.
Oakland Tribune 9 hours ago

Lester, A's beat Mariners 4-0

Jon Lester threw six innings of scoreless ball and Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss each hit a solo home run to lift the Oakland A's to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners, as Oakland won the series and kept control of the American League wild-card race.
Tacoma News-Tribune 9 hours ago

Lester, A’s shut down Mariners, 4-0; Oakland takes series at Safeco

Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Athletics Nation 11 hours ago

Game Thread #149: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners (2)

The Athletics are still holding onto their 1-0 lead over the Mariners thanks to Sam Fuld's first-inning home run. Jon Lester has dipped and dodged his way out of trouble through six scoreless innings, and maybe done for the day after 110 pitches.
Fenway Nation Sep 11, 2014

Theo And Cubbies Aggressively Pursuing Lester?

Reports out of Chicago indicate that former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is prepared to aggressively pursue Jon Lester this off-season. Those same reports suggest that Lester is "open-minded" about where he'll land in 2015—which, of course, could also include Boston and the Bronx. However, Theo is flush with cash, and has only about $30 million committed to his 2015 payroll—which includes his core young players. Said Epstein, "We’re going to field a pretty good nucleus with a very low payroll associated with that. That in and of itself – and some of the savings that we’ve made over the...
Lester’s 8th inning effort vs. Viciedo doesn’t go unnoticed

Lester’s 8th inning effort vs. Viciedo doesn’t go unnoticed

Even in blowout wins, there tend to be moments where the game is on the line. For Jon Lester, that moment was in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 11-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. The A’s had just scored… Continue Reading →

Why Jon Lester makes sense for Cubs

While watching the Chicago Cubs take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, you might want to change the television channel to get a glimpse of Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester as he pitches against the White Sox. Could Lester return to Chicago next season as a top-of-the-rotation starter for the Cubs? A free agent at season's end, Lester has a good relationship with the Cubs front office and is still seemingly in the prime of his career.

Felix Hernandez emerges victor vs. A’s Jon Lester

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Jon Lester vs. Felix Hernandez, the All-Star showdown, came down to solo homers – Lester gave up two, Hernandez one. And that was it, the Mariners beating Oakland 2-1 on the strength of home runs by Kyle Seager and Corey Hart, back-to-back shots in the seventh […]

Homers by Seager, Hart help Hernandez outduel Lester in Mariners’ 2-1 victory over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — If Wednesday afternoon offered a preview of the American League’s wild-card game — and, yes, the Mariners still have some work to do — then postseason will start with a bang. Kyle Seager and Corey Hart hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning that enabled Felix Hernandez to outduel Jon Lester as the Mariners edged the Oakland A’s 2-1 at the O.co Coliseum. The drives by Seager and Hart were no-doubt bombs against Lester and countered a towering homer by Adam Dunn against Hernandez in the fourth inning. Both starters pitched through the eighth. Mariners...
Athletics Nation Sep 3, 2014

Game #139: Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners

After an intensely frustrating, so-close-you-could-taste what was certainly always going to be a mirage, the A's, who won the first game of the series before doing absolutely everything wrong in their loss last night, coming just close enough to drag out an agonizing tease, will send Jon Lester to the mound in search of the series win. The only problem? He's facing off against Felix Hernandez, the A's kryptonite. Good morning and welcome to your Oakland Athletics 2014 baseball! I thought I was numb to this season after the awfulness of August, but it would appear that I'm not. I haven't...
Boston Herald Aug 31, 2014
Mirror images

Mirror images

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.
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.

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