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OMG! Jon Lester Hit a Home Run!!! (VIDEO)

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Here’s the thing about Jon Lester at the plate. Despite starting his career with an unthinkable – even for a pitcher – 0-66 streak, he really does have good at bats. He has a solid swing, and he is annually now one of the hardest-hitting pitchers in baseball.


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The thing is, he just didn’t get a lot of lift on the ball. But I seem to recall reading somewhere that he got a little instruction on that, and, although pitching will always be the priority, he worked a little bit on the lift.

And tonight, it all paid off – DINGER:

It’s a year of firsts for Lester, who also had his first REAL pickoff earlier this year. He and John Lackey had a longstanding bet about which of them would be the first to hit a homer, and it looks like Lackey will have to pay up.


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How about the Spanish call of Lester’s homer:

Lester even hit his homer further than either of Ian Happ and Anthony Rizzo, who’d each gone deep earlier:

Deservedly, Lester got the curtain call:


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.