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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 1:32am  

Lester: 'It's obviously not good'

After another subpar performance, Jon Lester admitted he is struggling badly to find answers to how he can turn around a season that has him 5-6 at the All-Star break with a 4.49 ERA in 18 starts. Lester allowed nine hits and five runs -- four earned -- Sunday night as the Yankees cruised to a 7-3 win at Fenway Park. 

“It’s obviously not good," Lester said. "You have to get deeper in the game somehow. Too many pitches, too many foul balls, too many deep counts. With a good team like that, you can’t do that.”

Lester allowed two runs in the first inning, when the first three batters collected hits. He allowed one run in the second and two more in the fifth before being pulled for Scott Atchison. 

"It's uncharted waters for me," Lester said. "You just have to keep grinding it out. Can't give up, just have to keep working. All I can control is showing up every day, working hard, and I think things are going to turn around."

Lester will have eight days of rest before returning to the mound on July 17 against the White Sox. 

For more, visit the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox and the Full Count blog. 




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