Lester stepped in for his first plate appearance one out away from breaking a tie with fellow pitcher Joey Hamilton with 57 hitless at-bats to start a career (Hamilton collected his first hit in 1995 for the San Diego Padres).
If not for Nats center fielder Denard Span, the Cubs' $155 million pitcher might have secured his spot as only the second-worst hitter ever.
But unfortunately for Lester, Span definitely exists.
Lester would be put down in his second and final at-bat to extend the record to 59.
The second-inning "shot" was only Lester's second deep fly for an out ever.
Here's Jon Lester's laughable spray chart… Only one deep fly ball ever. pic.twitter.com/Jkejsx1ooF
— Daren Willman (@darenw) May 28, 2015
Considering he can't field his position in addition to the inability with the stick, it's safe to say Lester is a great pitcher and not a great baseball player.