Cubs Quick Hits: Jon Lester Poured Column of Milk Sunday Night

According to Baseball Prospectus’s Tunnel stats, Jon Lester might be one of the most difficult pitchers to read, as he led MLB pitchers in release point consistency last year.

That trend continued on Opening Night, as you can see from the chart below. Just look at how his release point barely differs pitch to pitch, reminiscent of Greg Maddux’s fabled “column of milk.” Incredible.

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