Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run that left Dodgers Stadium Tuesday night (May 12). Dodger Stadium was hosting Stanton and the Miami Marlins when he came to the plate with two outs and nobody on in the top of the first inning. Stanton crushed an 0-1 pitch deep toward left field that went over the fans and the roof that provides a bit of shade for the back rows. A report (and video) from DodgersNation states that the ball was estimated to have gone 478 feet.
The site also reported that Stanton is just the sixth player to ever hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium. He was also the first player to do it since Mark McGwire did it for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999. Stanton absolutely destroyed the pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger. As fate would have it on this night, the homer run by Stanton was actually the only run that the Miami Marlins would score in a rough 11-1 loss to the Dodgers.
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the 2014 MLB season basically came to an end for Stanton when he was hit in the face by a pitch. It brought an end to a season where Stanton had 37 home runs, 105 RBIs, and a.288 average. It’s possible that the injuries he sustained also kept him from winning the National League MVP Award.
The 2015 season has started off slowly for Giancarlo Stanton, as he has just a.252 batting average through his first 33 games. That now includes eight home runs after the one he hit out of Dodger Stadium, along with a league-leading 30 RBIs and 47 strikeouts. The All-Star right fielder is still one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and the home run he had on Tuesday night is exactly why every opposing pitcher fears facing him.
For any baseball fans that had forgotten about Stanton due to his slow start this season, his home run out of Dodger Stadium is going to create a lot of buzz. Fans should expect to see a lot of it on baseball talk shows Wednesday (May 13), as well as on any highlight reel that ESPN shows through the night. Joining an elite list of just six hitters that have ever done it before, Miami Marlins MVP-candidate Giancarlo Stanton would probably rather be hitting dramatic home runs in the postseason. Losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the same night he hit it out of the stadium presents a tough atmosphere for him to enjoy the blast.
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