The first half of the season was not kind to Jon Lester. The Red Sox' ace was hit or miss in the first half, much like the other top-of-the-rotation pitchers. As a result, the Red Sox are clawing their way back into the wild card race, but will need improvement from Lester and company to reach the postseason.

Peter Gammons discussed the state of the rotation on Red Sox Gameday Live, and said he expects improvement from Lester, as well as from Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz down the stretch.

Check out the video to hear what Gammons had to say about Lester and the rest of the starting pitchers.