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Nevertheless, there were definitely some anxieties in Red Sox Nation, and while I haven't listened to WEEI in some time, I can imagine the sorts of things that Ray in Somerville and Billy in Braintree were saying about Beckett and Lester.
Well, look at them now.
Beckett's got a 0.91 ERA in his last four starts, and he's lowered his season mark to 4.09.
Like Beckett, Lester's won three of his last four starts, and he's lowered his ERA from 6.51 to 5.09; in his last two starts he struck out 23 batters in 15 innings.
Essentially, there's never been anything wrong with Beckett and Lester -- and by extension, the Boston rotation -- that a little better luck wouldn't cure. If only fixing David Ortiz were so easy.