Sunday, July 10, 2011
Jon Lester Replaces Hernandez As All-Star
Jon Lester will be replacing Felix Hernandez on the 2011 American League roster in Arizona. Because Lester is currently on the DL he won't actually pitch. Jon will attend the game with full honors but will be actually replaced by Toronto's Ricky Romero.
This is Jon Lester's 2nd straight All-Star Selection, and many feel that he shouldn't have been left out in the first place. The big lefty is currently 10-4 on the season with a 3.31 ERA and 110 Strikeouts in 18 starts.
Lester will join teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, and Josh Beckett on the roster.