Jon Lester experienced his shortest start of the season on Friday, and it looks like he tried taking his mind off the poor performance by playing a little Temple Run on his phone. Unfortunately, Lester had the autotweet feature on his phone turned on, so his score achieved on the video game was sent to his Twitter account … while the Boston Red Sox-Arizona Diamondbacks game was still going on.
Here’s the tweet that was sent from Lester’s account during the ninth inning of the game:
— Stephen (@StephenSnel23) August 3, 2013
That tweet has been deleted, but it linked to an image of Lester’s low 1,209 score in the game, which matched his equally poor performance on the mound. Here’s an image of his score:
Lester then sent a follow-up tweet to say his 3-year-old son was the one playing the game:
Tough loss tonight but right back at it tomorrow. Please excuse my 3 year old's game tweet, he's new to twitter! #NVRQT
— Jon Lester (@JLester31) August 3, 2013
Lester allowed a season-high 11 hits in the start and lasted just 4.1 innings. He escaped taking the loss because the Sox tied the game in the bottom of the sixth before losing 7-6.
How will Sox fans feel about this tweet? They are a notoriously harsh fan base, so I can already imagine phone calls into the Sports Hub and WEEI from folks complaining that the team is more focused on Temple Run than winning games. When you see that pitchers are playing video games on their phone while games are going on, it makes the beer and fried chicken report a whole lot more believable. Of course, recall that Lester did admit to drinking beer during games. Drinking some suds and playing Temple Run just like a fan in the stands. That’s the life.
Unsurprisingly, some Sox fans already have a problem with Lester …
— Rich Keefe (@Keefe21) August 3, 2013
— Ian (@bumpasaurus) August 3, 2013
— Aidan (@ARCurran_28) August 3, 2013