If you’re a Red Sox fan, you’re probably pretty frustrated with Lars Anderson. The 24-year old first baseman has been a highly touted power-hitting prospect for years yet has failed time and time again to produce consistently during his major league stints.
Well, Anderson flashed his potential once again last night in spectacular fashion when he crushed a fastball in the fourth inning of the PawSox game. The homer struck the right-field video board about a quarter of the way up and took out a panel and it remained black for the rest of the game.
Officials said after the game that Anderson is the first player to ever hit the scoreboard during a game and they don’t believe the feat has ever been accomplished in batting practice, either.
So, uh, looks like that potential is still there, huh? Hopefully this kid can get it together at some point and learn to be consistent so we can see this kind of stuff in the majors.