Gomes on Lester: 'This guy is battle tested'

Gomes on Lester: 'This guy is battle tested'
October 24, 2013, 3:00 am
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Like most everybody else, Jonny Gomes was in awe of his teammate Jon Lester's performance in Game 1 of the World Series. Lester shut out the Cardinals for 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory.

"This guys truly is climbing the ladder of top left-handers in the game, top left-handers in the the postseason and top left-handers in Red Sox history," Gomes said on CSNNE's "Playoff Central" postgame show.

"This guy is battle tested wth the adversity he's been through in his life," Gomes said, referring to Lester's fight against cancer early in his career.

The Red Sox remained undefeated (7-0) with Gomes in the lineup this postseason. Still, he says he's not taking his spot in the lineup for granted and knows there's a long way to go in the Series.