GRAND SLAM STANTON ?️
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— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 21, 2018
To say Giancarlo Stanton has been struggling is an understatement. The New York Yankees superstar may have just turned the page.
Well, if it’s going to be a marathon game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, at least there are some bombs being hit. The latest came off the bat of struggling outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton, who was held hitless in his last two games, found himself at the dish with the bases loaded, two outs, and his team down two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. After a Red Sox pitching change, Stanton took an 0-1 pitch and sliced it into the right field bleachers to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
Stanton’s blast marked his 35th of the season and his second grand slam as a Yankee. All together, that is his seventh career grand slam.
Naturally, Yankees fans delivered by giving Stanton a curtain call, pretending like they haven’t been booing him practically all season long. Well, big-time home runs will cause some fans to change their minds.
In a way, Giancarlo Stanton is just helping the Red Sox. First of all, why would they want to clinch the AL East in a different ballpark? Don’t they want to celebrate with their fans?
Plus, Stanton is sending a message loud and clear that their bullpen is absolute trash. As if the Red Sox don’t already know their biggest weakness, Stanton was just showing them that, yeah, that might be a piece of their game they should work on before October rolls around.
Good guy Stanton, just helping out his opponents.
Hopefully this blast starts him off on a hot streak, as the Yankees could use the help as they fend off the Oakland A’s and the surging Tampa Bay Rays for the Wild Card. A healthy and hot Giancarlo Stanton might just be the key to getting past the Wild Card game.
After that, watch out to the Boston bullpen. We’re all aboard the Stanton train and that train won’t ever stop.