After a slow start, Jon Lester’s season has come together nicely. He’s undefeated over the last month, with a 2.57 ERA and 1.071 WHIP. However, he’s still had one nagging problem.
Lester still can’t throw to first base.
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It makes sense, at least for the time being. Having Lester throw to a more familiar sight when throwing in that direction could help to make him more comfortable.
Of course, Anthony Rizzo won’t be squatting down while holding on the runner. If Lester’s pickoff attempts don’t improve, Jorge Soler better stay ready.