Jon Lester Being More Aggressive, Attacking Hitters to Get Back on Track Down Stretch (Video)


Jon Lester
is a very accomplished pitcher. He won a World Series, tossed a no-hitter and established himself as one of the American League's premier hurlers before last season's collapse changed many fans' perception of the lefty. But while Lester has endured his share of struggles this season, he's starting to get back on track.

The biggest reason for Lester's recent turnaround, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham, is the left-hander going back to what made him such a great pitcher in the past. He's being more aggressive, attacking hitters and showing more life on his fastball, all of which has yielded positive results recently.

The hope amongst Sox fans is that some success down the stretch can carry over into next season, when Lester will once again be called upon to step up and be the team's ace.

Check out the video above to hear more.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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