If you make a mistake as a starting pitcher, Boston Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez is going to make you pay.
Chicago Cubs starter John Lackey did just that, leaving a low 90s fastball right in the center of the zone. The baseball didn’t stay in Fenway Park for long, as Ramirez sent a moon shot well over the Green Monster and gave the Red Sox an early three-run lead over the Cubs. Chicago, however, went on to win 7-4.
Ramirez’s long ball was measured at a whopping 469 feet.
It’s safe to say Lackey learned his lesson.
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