The Red Sox were on a five-game winning streak heading into Chicago for a three game series against the White Sox, but Jon Lester struggled and was dealt his first loss of the season.
Peter Abraham joined Toucher & Rich to discuss Lester’s struggles against Chicago and another injury to outfielder Shane Victorino.
Victorino left in the sixth inning after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. This is the fifth time this season that Victorino exited a game early with an injury, with the outfielder missing a week in April because of tightness in his lower back and also sitting out two games last week after the injury flared up.
What’s going on with this Victorino? Is this going to be an issue for the Red Sox as time goes on? What can be done to fix the problem?
They moved on to talk about how Lester has struggled against the White Sox throughout his career. Why does he seem to always have a problem with the other Sox in the American League?
They also talked about Daniel Bard’s continued struggles in the minors.