Despite being one of the most accurate pitchers in the league, Jon Lester famously struggles to make routine throws to first base. Lester has tried creative solutions to fix his problem, often opting to toss the ball underhand to avoid making an error. Now, Lester is reportedly trying out an even more unconventional approach-- he's practicing bounce-passing the ball to first. No, this is not a joke. This report comes on the heels of Lester's ugly throwing error during a recent Spring Training start. Its clear that the team needs to help their hurler figure a solution, as pitching prowess can be quickly erased by a momentary lapse of defense.
Jon Lester Trying to Learn Insane Bounce Pass to Solve Issues Throwing to First Base
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