For a guy who really doesn’t have that bad of a swing, it was a little surprising that Jon Lester came into tonight 0-71 for his career at the plate. Pitcher, yes. But even terrible hitting pitchers get hits.
And, at long last, Jon Lester did it:
— Andrew Belleson (@ChicagoCubsPA) July 7, 2015
Infield single, maybe, but that ball looked to be ticketed for center if it hadn’t hit Lackey. That actually proved to be unfortunate, because it would have scored a run – a run that didn’t end up scoring when Addison Russell subsequently struck out looking at a pitch that was a good six inches off the plate.
Cheers, Jon Lester! You’re a star tonight, no matter what else happens!
Well, maybe that’s not quite true.