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Jon Lester Miraculously Picks Off Runner

Jon Lester Miraculously Picks Off Runner
From Deadspin - October 11, 2017

Before we begin, a quick refresher on what it normally looks like when Jon Lester tries to throw to first base.

Yes, the Cubs pitchers case of the yips has been extremely well documented, and even if hes made some progress, its still an issue on the mind of every opposing team (and Cubs fan). So when Lester walked Ryan Zimmerman in the eighth inning of a one-run playoff game today, it was obvious to everyone at Wrigley that the Nats veteran would try and test Lesters ability to make a simple throw.

Lester tried his best, and somehow, he got incredibly lucky. After one misfire with no consequences, Lester gave it another go, awkwardly lofting a pick-off attempt that somehow, against all odds, found the exact right place it needed to be so Anthony Rizzo could tag Zimmerman out.

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