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.
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