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Sat, 10/10/2009 - 1:48am  

Lester on Game 4 start: 'I'll be ready'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester said that he will be available and ready to make a start on three days of rest in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Angels should the series get to that point.
 
Prior to Game 2, a 4-1 Red Sox loss to the Angels, manager Terry Francona suggested that the team wanted to see how Lester felt one day after throwing 100 pitches in his Game 1 loss before committing to having him throw a side session on Saturday in anticipation of a possible start on Monday (should the Sox win on Sunday to extend the best-of-five series to a fourth game). Just before leaving the Sox clubhouse for the airport to fly back to Boston, Lester said that there was nothing coming off of the start that would prevent the Sox from bringing him back on short rest.
 
"It’s up to [Francona]. I’ll be ready if he needs me to go," said Lester. "Physically, everything is fine. No problems."




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