In the Rays most important game of the season, the Rays got out to an early lead on Ben Zobrist’s 2-run home run in the first inning off of Jon Lester. But should it have been a home run? Not in most parks, according to Lester (thanks Sarah)…
“We got a 300-foot fly ball that goes out for a homer, that’s the difference of the game…That’s the joy of playing in Fenway Park. It takes some away, it gives some to other guys. So, if we’re in Tropicana, that’s an out, 0-0 after the first.
So Lester claims that he made a good pitch, gets a routine flyball, and the Rays score two runs in the most important game of the year. Any mention of this on the four-letter’s Sportscenter last night? Nah. But by all means, let’s spend 30 minutes trashing the Trop after a foul ball breaks a light.
In the meantime, Lester can’t complain. He knows how Fenway plays. Sure that is a good pitch anyhere else. But it is not a good pitch at Fenway.