Former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester records first career hit with Cubs

John Tomase
July 06, 2015 - 6:11 pm
Categories: 
Jon Lester lost two no-hit bids on Monday night against the Cardinals, and one of them has been a long time coming. In the second inning against former teammate John Lackey, Lester lined an infield single off of Lackey's shin, legging out the first hit of his career. Lester had started his career 0-for-66 (with another 0-for-5 in the World Series) before he finally ended his record run of futility. It was the longest hitless streak to start a career in big league history. Lester had another no-hit bid end in the seventh when Jhonny Peralta lined a single off the glove of third baseman Kris Bryant with one out. A Bryant error extended the inning, and the Cardinals went on to score two runs to take a 2-0 lead in support of Lackey. Win or lose, at least Lester doesn't have to worry about getting that first hit anymore.
Comments ()