After going 0-for-2 against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Jon Lester is now 0-for-59 at the plate during his Major League career.
Lester, who came to the National League this past offseason when he signed with the Chicago Cubs, is 0-for-23 with 15 strikeouts this season. He had been 0-for-36 with the Boston Red Sox and a half-season with the Oakland Athletics.
The left-hander has the most hitless at-bats of any player in history and the most at the start of a career, surpassing the 0-for-57 start for former San Diego Padres pitcher Joey Hamilton.
Bob Buhl went 0-for-70 over the course of an entire season for the Atlanta Braves and Cubs in 1962.