We just invented a new title. The Greatest Bunt-Hitter, Jon Lester laid down a safety squeeze against the Cardinals on Friday night, as part of their massive 13-5 explosion. Lester’s bunt was a thing of beauty that not only drove in Javy Baez from third, he reached second because of incredible baserunning. Here’s the clip.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 16, 2018
This is something we almost come to expect from Lester, who has been used to lay down pinch hit safety squeezes before that won games. He’s truly one of the most entertaining pitchers in any at-bat, especially when he does things lots of positional players can’t. Incredible stuff from Lester, who also earned the quality start on Friday.