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Lester makes a strong case

Durability shows in innings totals

Sturdy Red Sox lefthander Jon Lester is on track for his second straight 200-inning season. Sturdy Red Sox lefthander Jon Lester is on track for his second straight 200-inning season. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / September 25, 2009

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Paul Byrd had seen his new teammate pitch, but he had never met Jon Lester. This was last year, after Byrd joined the Red Sox. From afar, Byrd assumed Lester was average size. And then Byrd walked up to Lester, his head level with Lester’s shoulder, and shook Lester’s hand. (Full article: 722 words)

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