In all likelihood, at some point in the next few weeks Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins will bash his 60th home run of the 2017 season. It’s not out of the question that he will find time to bash two more and surpass the 61 dingers Roger Maris famously hit in 1961, when he broke Babe Ruth’s longstanding record…
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Baseball’s hottest player is on a team that isn’t going anywhere this fall. Last night Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth straight game, a team record. It was his 11th homer in his last 12 games, and his 23rd in his last 35. He has 44 on the season, and also leads the league in slugging percentage (.646). He’s on…
With his first-inning knock in last night’s 8-3 Marlins win over the Giants, Giancarlo Stanton’s numbers are downright incredible. He’s homered in five straight games. He has more home runs in August than the Pirates, and as many as the Rays. He has 10 homers in his last 11. And 22 in his last 34.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 38th home run of the season last night, an arcing 438-footer to the centerfield bleachers at Nationals Park. It marked his career-high home runs in a season, and there are another 50 games in the Marlins’ season.
Giancarlo Stanton got all the way into this 78-mph first-pitch meatball from R.A. Dickey in the top of the fourth inning last night, and sent it to the goddamn Cenobites:
On Tuesday night, Rangers reliever Jason Grilli struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game, securing a 10-4 victory for his team. Grilli was pumped:
Giancarlo Stanton was definitely thinking home run. In a rare visit to the Rangers, one of the few ballparks the Marlins slugger hasn’t homered in, Stanton realized this might be his last chance for a while to notch it on his belt. (Well, his last chance for a while unless he becomes a Yankee soon. See below. Gulp.)
Here is big dong-crushing superhuman Giancarlo Stanton going up to make a heroic catch against the wall in right center, and, um, keeping the ball in the park?
Giancarlo Stanton took his timeout early on during last night’s Home Run Derby. He got off to a rough start, slapping a handful ground balls and liners rather than monster dingers, and he was clearly frustrated by the time he’d already eaten up.
A late, uninteresting Marlins-Dodgers game got fiery after Ross Stripling threw behind Giancarlo Stanton, got ejected, and sparked a fight that saw former L.A. and current Miami skipper Don Mattingly front and center.
Giancarlo Stanton accounted for the first four runs the Marlins scored tonight with a pair of two-run dongers. His first was a long, arching bomb that peaked at 148 feet above the field before landing over the center field wall. The latter dinger was utterly unlike the first, as Stanton smacked a hard line drive that…
Giancarlo Stanton broke a 2-2 deadlock by ripping a massive two-run homer off the Dominican Republic’s Ervin Santana. How massive?
Giancarlo Stanton wasn’t supposed to return from a gnarly groin tear until another week or so, but he made a startlingly early return to the Marlins a few weeks ago. Tonight, he hit his first dinger since he came back, and boy oh boy it was a spicy one.
Just over three weeks ago, the Marlins announced that Giancarlo Stanton would be out for at least six weeks, and most likely the rest of the MLB season, with a Grade 3 groin strain (a strain is classified as a Grade 3 if muscles are torn). When the Marlins made that announcement, they were tied with the Cardinals for…
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Giancarlo Stanton, the finest masher of taters in baseball, won the home run derby last night with a record 61 total home runs. He hit 18 of the 19 longest homers of the evening, and his 61 dingers traveled a total of 5.1 miles.
Last night against the Mets, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton used his last two at-bats of the game to deliver us the gift of two perfectly mashed, picturesque taters. The Marlins played the Mets again this afternoon, and Stanton slapped two more gasp-inducing dingers in his first two at-bats of the game.
How do you like your dingers? Do you like watching the strong man with a bat drive a low hard one that just clears the fence and puts a dang dent in the stadium? Or do you prefer it when the slugger bonks a dong so high into the night sky that it threatens to make contact with alien life? Whatever your tastes are,…