Last night at McCoy Stadium, home of Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox, left fielder Lars Anderson etched his name into the history of the ballpark named after Thomas McCoy, the one-time Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
In the fourth inning of Pawtucket’s 11-8 victory over the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Anderson got a hold of a pitch by Eddie Gamboa and launched it where no ball has ended up in the history of the stadium.
Anderson finished the evening 2-4 with a career-high tying 5 runs batted in.
In 2010 Anderson appeared in eighteen games with the big league Red Sox, followed by six in both 2011 and 2012. He’s yet to hit a home run in the majors and had a career-high 18 in 2008. Anderson was drafted in 2006 and is currently in his third season with Pawtucket. In 40 games this season he’s hitting .245 with 6 home runs and is third on the team with 26 RBI.
The Boston Red Sox have had their share of injuries this season, particularly to outfielders. Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald, Cody Ross, and Jason Repko are among those currently on the disabled list. With three home runs and eight RBI over his last three games Anderson could be putting himself in position for a callup if the injury bug continues to bite.