Lester trusts himself more than his first couple of years in the big leagues when Farrell said the southpaw was locked into scouting how opposing lineups likely would attack him.
Now, Lester worries mainly about his own approach.
“So he’s trusting in his abilities and establishing himself on the mound initially and then responding to how they adjust to him,” Farrell said. “He’s very much a concrete thinker, and I think he’s become much more at ease with himself and knows that ‘Not everything is in my control and yet, I trust my abilities to perform well.’”
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