Game 1: 3 stars of the game

In the first game of the season the Red Sox have already made it difficult for me to pick the top 3 stars of the game. This column will run after every game. The idea is to pick 3 players from either team, who put in the best performances, just like the 3 stars of the game for hockey. I will be keeping track of who earns the awards and with that will be able to accurately predict who will be the Red Sox MVP for 2013. like previously mentioned the team had an excellent performance and it was difficult to pick 3 players who had the best performances. With that being said here are your 3 stars of the game:
3rd star of the game: Jon Lester
Lester had quite the pitching performance, and deserved the win that he got. During his 5 inning performance he threw 96 pitches 63 of them for strikes. He gave up 5 hits and 2 earned runs. He had 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. His current season ERA is 3.60.
2nd star of the game: Jose Iglesias
The short stop rookie had a fantastic game both at the plate and in the field. Iglesias has always had to answer questions about if he would be able to hit off major league pitching but today he 3-5 with 1 RBI and scored 1 run. Iglesias also had a fantastic fielding day, helping turn a key double play to end the 8th inning and also made a few good fielding plays at shortstop. I've decided that no matter how cheesy it sounds I will say "Good play Jose" after he makes a good defensive play.
1st star of the game: Jackie Bradley Jr.
Im not sure what anyone expected out of JBJ in his first every major league game, but he sure blew all expectations way out of the water. While his stats line reads 1-2 with an RBI that is the least of the story. In the 2nd inning JBJ fought back from an 0-2 count against Sabathia and worked a walk to allow the team to have a 4 run inning. He earned another 2 walks including one in the 9th inning which turned into an extra insurance run on the day, his second run scored today. JBJ also earned the first star of the game with his glove. In the 3rd inning JBJ made an outstanding catch against Robinson Cano taking away an obvious extra base hit and stopped runs from being scored.