​Watch this video carefully - it may be the closest we ever get to an actual pickoff attempt from Jon Lester for a long time.


With Lester on the mound for the Cubs, Maikel Franco was at the plate and Aaron Altherr was at first. 


Altherr seemingly had enough of a jump to try the steal. Unfortunately for him, Lester never threw home, and he tossed it to the second baseman Baez for an easy out.

​​Does that count as a pickoff? If so, we basically just saw a shooting star!


Jon Lester picking someone off is a rare sight indeed. He goes literally full seasons between pickoff attempts. He does it so rarely that often when he actually does try, the throw sails wide.

​​Maybe this is a whole new era for Jon Lester. The pick-off guy is back!