Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. The Red Sox defeated the Orioles 6 - 1. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
Jon Lester's command faded down the stretch, and while it's not fair to pin the September collapse on him, he certainly played his part because of that singular fact.
The latest video from our official Over the Monster YouTube channel deals with this very subject, in light of the fact Jon Lester had stated he's aware that command of his secondary pitches was an issue down the stretch in 2011. You don't have to be Jon Lester to see how his command deserted him in last year's calamitous campaign.
As for the video itself: your feedback has been noted (and appreciated), and I hope to see more of it as we progress through your being forced to watch me rather than just read me this year. I've tried to implement suggested ideas where I can -- some are rough sketches of what I hope to improve upon, but it's, as they say, a start. (I'm a tad worried how the graphic I've implemented will look on non-HD monitors, for instance, or if the angle doesn't work whatsoever.)
The video itself is after the jump, or if you care to keep things on the main page, it will be on the sidebar with the rest of our YouTube content.