MLB: Jon Lester’s rare feat that puts him in strange company

MLB Jon Lesters rare feat that puts him in strange

The left-handed pitcher Jon Lester (37 years, 193 days old) became the oldest pitcher to hit a home run since Bartolo Colón (42 years, 349 days) on May 7, 2016. He was also the first Washington Nationals pitcher to blow the fence since Stephen strasburg on July 18, 2019. His blast came within a foot of tying Strasburg’s 420-foot record for a Nats pitcher.

On a Monday night last night when Washington set a new season high for most runs scored in a game, Lester was one of many hitting. Juan Soto took to the streets twice, bringing his post-Home Run Derby total to five in his last four games:

Josh Bell hit his longest HR as a member of the Nats (446 feet), Mexican American Felipe Tres Barrera hit his first major league home run and Trea Turner posted his 18th home run of the season. The Nationals’ six home runs set a single game record this year.

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Thus, Jon Lester dominated on the mound, hit a home run and the Nationals score 18 runs in the victory against the Miami Marlins, this at Nationals Park, a victory that keeps the Nats red-hot in the chase with the New York Mets by the top of the East Division of the National League.


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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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