G55: The Jon Lester show two hits Texas, 8-1

Wow. There’s not much to say about this one. Jon Lester was freakin’ fantastic! I’ve seen many good games pitched in my years watching baseball, but Lester on June 6, 2009 was one of the best. Through the first six, he was untouchable. I mean it was stupid how badly he made the Rangers hitters look.
Michael Young finally broke it up in the top of the seventh when he had a good, clean, double to the monster in left. That was the only hit the Rangers got until Michael came up again in the ninth and singled. Our only run was a sac fly by Andruw Jones in the ninth, scoring Elvis Andrus.
Yeah, the Sox scored a bunch of runs, Derek Holland and Mr. Anna Benson didn’t look that good, but who cares? This was about Jon Lester. Once the game got through the sixth, I wanted to see him throw a perfect game against the Rangers – that would have been quite something to watch, and I think most people at that time were thinking he could.