Jon Lester's early woes hard to figure

Updated: April 1, 2011, 11:37 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

The pressure is on Jon Lester.

That has nothing to do with his first career Opening Day start Friday. For someone who has tossed a no-hitter and won the deciding game of a World Series, starting the opener is more of an honor than a test.

But after he's struggled out of the gate for three straight seasons, the pressure is on Lester to overcome his history of slow starts.

In his career, Lester is just 3-6 with a 4.76 ERA before May 1. After April, he's a different ...

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