Giancarlo Stanton GRAND SLAM!#YANKSonYES LIVE stream:https://t.co/4xw47ButRq pic.twitter.com/3rEuDh9bE9
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 9, 2018
Watch out, world. It looks like Giancarlo Stanton is heating up at just the right time for the New York Yankees.
The lineup is looking bare after the injuries to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez took over. Well, Giancarlo Stanton is taking over as the heavy hitter for the New York Yankees at just the right time.
Stanton broke a 2-2 tie with a grand slam just inside the right-field foul pole at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night.
I mean, he had to make up for that embarrassing strikeout against White Sox infielder Tim Anderson just a few nights ago.
As the Yankees are searching for a series sweep of the 41-win White Sox, it seems that Stanton has actually found his stroke after starting off the season on a rough note. Many believed the reigning NL MVP couldn’t handle the spotlight of the Bronx but, in reality, he was just waiting for the weather to heat up before he could.
That grand slam marks his second in two days and his third in the month of August. In his career, August is his best statistical month, where he regularly bats .284 with 58 career home runs.
Reports surfaced in the past few days of Stanton battling through a hamstring injury, as referenced by several reporters who witnessed him icing his hamstrings after games. However, it doesn’t seem to be slowing him down, as he has four multi-hit games in the seven games in August so far.
Stanton is working hard at the plate and has now shown that his home run swing hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, it looks as though he is perfecting that swing to the short porch in right so opponents at the Stadium better watch out when they return home.
The weather is heating up and so is Giancarlo Stanton. For the New York Yankees, battling injury after injury en route to the playoffs, this is exactly what they need. Opponents, beware. Stanton is ready to smack some baseballs.