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Lester shines

Posted by Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Staff  March 10, 2008 04:37 PM

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla — The Sox managed a 1-1 tie against the Mets today, but remain winless in their last seven spring games. The Sox have scored only seven runs in their last five games.

Jon Lester pitched four strong innings (five strikeouts) and is making a bid to be Boston’s opening day starter. The Sox managed only five hits, two by Jacoby Ellsbury and two by Chris Carter. The game was called after 10 innings and the Sox are on their way back to Vero, by bus, for a flight home to Fort Myers.

In two random, unrelated events, a Japanese newspaper reporter arrived late for the game because his windshield was shattered by what he said was a low-flying pelican. Then a foul ball shattered the computer screen of Joe McDonald of the Providence Journal while he was downstairs interviewing Lester.

If these guys had better aim, I’d have lost a lot of computers over the years.

That’s it from Port St. Lucie. Like Jim Rome, I am out.

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