Who Will Have the Most Wins This Season?


Who Will Have the Most Wins This Season? After combining 43 wins a season ago, the Red Sox trio of aces Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey are determined to do some damage in 2010.

But which hurler will reign supreme in the wins department?

Beckett led the trio in wins last summer with 17, followed by  Lester at 15. Lackey was limited to just 11 wins for the Angels but had five fewer starts (27) than both Lester and Beckett (32 apiece).

So far, it's Beckett with the early lead at one win. Lackey, who pitches Wednesday in Minnesota, had the strongest first start (three hits, no runs over 6 innings) but was plagued with a lack of run support in his 3-1 loss to the Yankees last week. Lester has been shaky out of the gate as he sits at 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA in just 10 innings pitched.

If healthy, this group can combine for nearly 100 of the club's 162 games this summer. Once this bullpen and offense come around, there's no telling as to how many of these starts will translate into wins.

So, who do you think will have the most wins this season? Text "SOX1" to 542542 to vote for Josh Beckett, "SOX2" to 542542 to vote for Jon Lester or text "SOX3" to 542542 to vote for John Lackey.

The pregame results show a split decision among Red Sox fans. Beckett has received 44 percent of the votes, Lackey's gotten 33 percent and Lester's gotten 22 percent.

As of 4 p.m., the gap narrowed. Beckett received 39 percent of the vote, Lester received 35 percent and Lackey received 26 percent.

The morning results changed some more. Beckett received 40 percent of the vote, Lackey received 32 percent and Lester received 22 percent.

Throughout the 2010 Red Sox season, NESN and kgb are teaming up to offer Red Sox fans poll questions during NESN's pregame shows. Viewers of Olympia Sports presents The Boston Globe Red Sox Gameday Live are encouraged to text in their answer during the "NESN.com Question of the Day Powered by kgb" segment. Fans can text their answers to 542542. Votes are $0.99 each and standard message and data rates may apply.

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