Terry Francona Says Jon Lester Looks Confident Early in 2011

When Jon Lester gets on a roll, the rest of the Red Sox often follow suit. He's the ace of the pitching staff, and has been looking like it lately.

Lester entered Tuesday's game in Toronto on a four-game winning streak, allowing only four runs over his last 27 innings. In his last start, Lester struck out 11 on only 93 pitches against the Angels.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that Lester, in addition to just being good, is looking more comfortable early on this season than he has in years past.

To hear what else the Red Sox skipper had to say on Red Sox First Pitch, check out the video above.

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