Justin Verlander Is Cy Young Favorite, But Jon Lester Matches Up Well in Postseason Because of Past Experience


Justin Verlander has been hands down the best pitcher in the American League this season and will likely have some hardware to show for it at season's end.

But NESN's Dennis Eckersley thinks Jon Lester could help ensure that the Cy Young Award is the only hardware that Verlander obtains, as he feels the Sox lefty provides a formidable opponent for the Tigers ace if the two match up in the postseason.

Eckersley said that he believes the duo of Josh Beckett and Lester is the best 1-2 punch in the American League, making the Sox a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs.

To hear what else Eck had to say about a potential Lester versus Verlander postseason showdown, check out the video above from Red Sox First Pitch.

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