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Old 04-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Ponch8 is offline
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Originally Posted by Jeff Lichtman View Post
The pitcher Jon Lester of the Cubs has problems throwing to first base, both on batted balls hit back to him and on pickoff plays. He tends to freeze up and make inaccurate throws. I don't know if he has the same problems throwing to other bases; if so, it would probably be possible to do the "sneak" steal against him.
This just happened the other night. Ryan Braun stole second without a throw from Lester. Moments later, when he tried to steal third, Lester easily threw him out.