Merloni: Beckett's outing puts the pressure on Lester

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Merloni: Beckett's outing puts the pressure on Lester

Josh Beckett had a less than stellar outing on Friday night. As someone who should be a top of the line starter, the Baseball Show crew believes Beckett should be getting a much different result in his starts.

Because of Beckett's poor start, Lou Merloni believes Jon Lester will have a mountain of pressure to overcome in his start on Sunday.

"The guys that you use; Miller, Padilla, Atchison, and Melancon comes in. Those guys are likely going to be used Saturday . . . if that's the case they will be shut down for Sunday." said Merloni " Now all the pressure is on Lester. He's got to go out there and pitch seven or eight basically because of what Josh Beckett did Friday night."

It was still a banner year for Celtics, according to Bleacher Report tweet

It was still a banner year for Celtics, according to Bleacher Report tweet


Minutes after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, the folks at Bleacher Report tweeted a video that celebrated the C’s one victory in the series. 

Ouch. 

There are 17 Celtics championship banners that actually exist and hang at TD Garden. You won’t be seeing one for being a “finalist” or celebrating an actual sweep, such as Spurs over Cavs in the NBA Finals.