→ Lester is the Story of Game 1

Lester was lights out, dominating the Cardinals through 7 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and striking out eight without allowing a run. In his second career World Series start β€” the first one coming in 2007 β€” Lester managed to keep his ERA a pristine 0.00 in the fall classic. He pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in 2007’s Game 4, the series clincher.

Yes, the Cardinals made a bunch of defensive mistakes, but none of that really when matter with Lester pitching like he was.