Originally Posted by SCCWS
I was watching Red Sox/Tigers last night and announcer was talking about Lester. He dominated Tigers last night. Red Sox shut Lester down for 2 weeks during the All Star break since he hit a rough stretch after starting out really well. He has been pretty dominant since they rested him for 2 weeks.
Giving a pitcher more rest between starts is not the same thing as shutting down a pitcher for the season with hopes that pitching less this year will make him a better pitcher in the future.