An interview with Jon Lester
Red Sox starting pitcher talks about Tampa Bay's offense
Terry was just talking a few minutes ago about how they really frustrated you last year with going so slow and bringing you along. When did you feel like, that's over, I'm beyond that; I'm full fledged, flat out, go 100 percent?JON LESTER: I think this year coming into spring training. Just for the simple fact that I had a normal off season, could do the normal routine, and come in full strength and be able to do the same workload as everybody else. I don't think there was really any issues this year. Can you talk about the challenges the Rays present offensively and how your experience, having faced them, will help you tomorrow? JON LESTER: They're a good team, good offensive team that swings the bat well. I think they're a lot similar to the Angels where they're kind of an action after action team.
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