Lester's loss can be a gain

He warned us there'd be potholes; how he navigates them is what's important

Updated: June 1, 2013, 3:16 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- We can't say that Jon Lester didn't warn us, even though it's probably not the kind of message they want to hear at 1-800-KaBloom.

"It's not going to be all roses the whole season,'' the Boston Red Sox left-hander said no more than 10 days ago.

And maybe that makes for an even more compelling storyline than the one the Red Sox authored at the beginning of the season, when Lester ran off six wins in his first nine decisions, Clay Buchholz ran off seven in his first 10 ...

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