October 22, 2013

Lester to start Game 1 of World Series for Red Sox

A Boston starter for Game 2 has not been announced.

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Jon Lester throws during practice on Monday at Fenway Park. Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Red Sox against the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

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Boston’s Koji Uehara, the ALCS MVP, throws during practice Monday at Fenway Park. Game 1 of the World Series with the Cards is Wednesday night.

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WEDNESDAY: St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 8:07 p.m.

THURSDAY: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.

SATURDAY: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m.

SUNDAY: Oct. 27: Boston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

If necessary

MONDAY, OCT. 28: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.

Nava said he had no problem with Farrell’s decision, citing the team’s quest to win.

THE ROTATION begins with Lester (2-1 with a 2.33 ERA in the playoffs this season), but who gets the Game 2 start? John Lackey started Game 2 in the ALDS, and Clay Buchholz Game 2 in the ALCS.

When Lackey pitched in the ALDS it was on 10 days’ rest and he looked rusty. Lackey pitched sensational in the ALCS on Oct. 15 (on seven days’ rest).

If the Red Sox go with Lackey in Game 2 on Thursday, they could avoid the rust factor, while also giving Buchholz an extra day. Buchholz, who pitched last Saturday, has been tiring early in games.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT is a source of pride for the Boston Red Sox. Ten of the 25-man playoff roster came through the Red Sox minor league system.

Of St. Louis’ roster, 18 came through the Cardinals’ system.

“They are the epitome of what player development and scouting is all about,” Farrell said.

THE WEATHER forecast for Wednesday night does not look comfortable, with rain and temperatures in the low 40’s.

Bogaerts, a native of Aruba, began the season with the Portland Sea Dogs, where the game-time temperature was 46 degrees on opening day.

“If I can get through Portland, I can handle it here, right?” Bogaerts said.

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Sox Manager John Farrell speaks to a reporter during World Series practice Monday at Fenway Park. Farrell has not disclosed his lineup for the series, which begins Wednesday.


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