MLBbro Giancarlo Stanton Was Clutch In The Wild Card Game| The Rest Of His Team Fell Asleep At The Wheel

MLBbro Giancarlo Stanton Was Clutch In The Wild Card Game| The Rest Of His Team Fell Asleep At The Wheel

The combination of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton did their thing, but it wasn’t enough to power the New York Yankees to a win in the American League Wildcard Game.

The 37-foot high Green Monster proved to be Stanton’s worst enemy last night as  just 15 feet came between him and a three-homer game that would have entirely flipped the script in the one-game, play-in against Boston, a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The Yankees’ season is over.

In his first at bat, everyone tuned in, including Stanton himself who broke into a home run trot thinking he had gotten one to the seats.  Instead, it was just a loud two-out single and Stanton would end up not scoring in the first inning.

Stanton’s third at-bat in the game is going to be the talk of the town for a long time.

There was one hit out in the six inning  which would have been a home run in 11 of the 30 Major League ballparks off the top of the Monster.

Judge, who  legged out a one-out single to get to first, was thrown out at home on the play after a little confusion between him and his third base coach.

Judge had previously homered in three winner-take-all postseason games during his career which is tied for the most all-time, but he failed to hit one Monday, going just 1-for-4.

Judge ends his All-Star season with 39 home runs, a .287 batting average, .916 OPS and leading the league in average Exit Velocity.

He’s closing in on contract time as he’s entering arbitration this off-season and then becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2023.  He and Stanton were the Yankees’ entire offense and they need to cash him out now while adding other pieces around them.

Stanton had his best season since he won the 2017 National League MVP and gave a curtain call with a home run in the ninth inning to close out his 3-for-4 night.

He ends the season with 35 bombs, a .273 average and 97 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton Is An Unmatched Force of Nature | Yankees Fans Owe Him An Apology

Giancarlo Stanton Is An Unmatched Force of Nature | Yankees Fans Owe Him An Apology

There is potential for a possible light show every time Giancarlo Stanton steps to the plate.  He has some of the hardest hits ever recorded in the Statcast era and this season he’s showing that he can get it done multiple ways in the batter’s box.

 

Giancarlo Stanton Doesn’t Sweat The Critics, He Just Keeps Rakin’


This season, Giancarlo Stanton has quieted an entire nation of critics who questioned whether or not he could stay healthy and stand alongside Aaron Judge as the top power tandems in the Majors.

According to Statcast, which is a system that gives specific metrics and numbers in baseball, Stanton has the second-highest average exit velocity at 95.1 MPH — just trailing his outfield mate Aaron Judge who averages 95.4 MPH.  

Stanton is the leader of the pack by having the hardest hit baseball this season at 122.2 MPH and has the highest hard hitting percentage at 55%.

 


Stanton also has eight batted balls that have registered over 119MPH this season, the rest of the league has only one.

He also has the record for the hardest hit ball in 16 Major League ballparks including Dodgers Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Oracle Park, Kauffman Stadium, Fenway Park and Busch Stadium.

 


Monday night Stanton slipped in the batter’s box after hitting what would become a go-ahead two run double in the 6th inning against the Braves.  Despite nearly falling over, he still hit the baseball 119.2 MPH.


Even children are not safe when Stanton has a bat in his hand. Last Thursday he hit a 106 MPH home run that hit a kid in the Yankee Stadium bleachers on the head.

Despite the scare, the kid was seen laughing at it in the end, and was even given a baseball for being a good sport.

The best ability for Stanton this season has been availability as he’s been a consistent part of the lineup through all the ups and downs, injuries and COVID  issues the Yankee roster has dealt with.

He along with Aaron Judge are two of the four Yankees to play in 100 games this season.

To put that into perspective, Stanton played in just 23 of the 60 games last season and 18 games out of 162 in 2019.

 

 


This season truly took a turn for the better for the Yankees at the trade deadline and Stanton has been a key piece in helping the lineup reach its full potential.

With the addition of Anthony Rizzo at first base, last season’s home run champion Luke Voit was bumped into the Designated Hitter role.

That caused Stanton to be moved into the outfield for the first time since his 2017 MVP season with the Miami Marlins.

 

 


He made his first start in the outfield on July 30th and has seen his numbers at the plate rise while his defense has been solid.

Over the last month he is batting .287 with 19 RBI, 16 runs and five home runs including three in his last seven games.  

Stanton has also reached base safely in 22 consecutive games entering Tuesday night’s action.

Stanton and the Yankees will continue their series against the Braves this week before a four-game set against the wild card hopeful Oakland Athletics this weekend.

After all of the undeserved flack he’s taken, Yankees fans owe this man a huge apology.

Giancarlo Stanton Doesn’t Sweat The Critics, He Just Keeps Rakin’

Giancarlo Stanton Doesn’t Sweat The Critics, He Just Keeps Rakin’

The New York Yankees are on fire, and a familiar face is leading the charge.

After struggling to find his rhythm post-All-Star break, Bronx bomber Giancarlo Stanton has finally begun to heat up at the plate.

He was warming up in June and July.

​August has brought an all out assault on opposing pitching.

Stanton has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games, and over the past 7 games has hit .333 with two bombs and slugged an impressive .667.

 

 

And while his bat has been a welcomed addition to an already loaded Yankeeslineup, it’s what Stanton has done on the other side of the ball that should excite Yankee fans across the country.

Earlier this month, Giancarlo patrolled the outfield for the first time since October 12, 2019.

Stanton has become a regular in the Yankees’ outfield again. Giancarlo has played left or right field for New York seven times in the last 15 games.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone seemed to predict how playing the outfield again would spark his slumping star.

“But there’s no question — he’s been a very good outfielder throughout his career,” said Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone when asked about putting his slugger back in the outfield. “And thats how he’s played most of his career.

 “So hopefully it is something that in the long run serves him well performance-wise, but maybe in the long run, helps him stay a little bit healthier even by being a little bit more athletic a couple times a week.”

Now this tone was a complete 180 from the Yankees’ philosophy toward keeping their quarter billion dollar investment healthy.

You see, the guy who was once a Gold Glove finalist had been basically banished from the outfield.

Now, It seems like the Yankees are ready to officially take the bubble wrap off their slugger.

Ironically enough, it was a road series in Miami where Stanton finally found his stride in the oufield.

The move seems to coincide with his increased production at the dish. 

 

Stanton’s ability to play the outfield gives Boone a plethora of options going forward as the Yankees (Wild Card leaders) continue to battle in the AL East.

When Boone decided to give Stanton an opportunity to be a part of the outfield rotation again, he was vague when discussing just how much the former NL MVP would play.

But with the positive response from Stanton’s bat and most importantly, his body, a stable of corner outfielders like the Yankees have will be a scary site for opposing pitchers.

 

MLBbros Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge Are Dragging The NY Yankees Back Into Playoff Race

MLBbros Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge Are Dragging The NY Yankees Back Into Playoff Race

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are the keys to the Yankees entertaining any playoff hopes.

After losing 13 of their previous 18 games, the Yankees are 7-2 in their last 9, and have won three consecutive series; knocking off Toronto, Oakland, and with their 8-1 win on Thursday, the Kansas City Royals.

For New York, it’s the team’s most successful run since the Yankees won seven straight series from April 30 through May 23, going 17-5. At that point, New York was 11 games over .500 and just a half-game out of first place in the American League East.

This most recent stretch of success has brought the Yankees into a range of the leaders in the race for both the division and the Wild Card; trailing Boston by four and fellow division rival Tampa Bay by 3.5 games respectively.

Steering the Yankees back into the right direction has been the team’s towering titans. Over this nine-game run, they’ve hit a combined .292, with two home runs, eight RBI, nine runs scored, and sixteen walks.

 

 

They’ve been even better over their last six games.

Both bashers are hitting .333, with Judge leading the team in hits (8) and runs scored (6), and Stanton setting the pace with eight walks. Stanton’s 28 walks this season are more than his total of 27 over the past two seasons.

What’s been even more important is that they’ve been able to be productive without generating a lot of power. 

The duo has combined for only two home runs and two doubles during these nine games, and yet they’ve still managed to account for nearly 20 percent of the Yankees’ runs and RBI.

Thursday, Judge went 3-3, scoring three runs, with two RBI, two walks, and he hit his 16th homer of the season. It was his first three-hit game since May 1. New York improved to 10-3 when he goes yard. It’s been documented just how important his power is to the Yankees offense, and if it’s returning, that’s a fantastic sign for his team.

 

 

“[I’m] feeling good,” Judge said to reporters after the game. “Making a couple of adjustments to get my body in a better position to swing. I’ve kind of been feeling like I’ve been swinging underwater. But I was seeing the ball well.”

When Judge is seeing the ball well, it’s usually flying off of his bat. That was the case against KC. His RBI single in the second inning was moving at a cool 109.3 miles per hour.

Stanton was 3-5, and his single in the eighth inning drove in Judge, helping him stay one behind number 99 for the team’s RBI lead.

 

 

Giancarlo is hitting .304 in June, by far his best month of the season, with four home runs and 13 RBI. He’s raised his season average from .259 to .271 with five multi-hit games.

His plate discipline has been a big surprise, with Stanton earning 13 walks with just 13 strikeouts. In April and May, he had 15 walks and 48 strikeouts.

 

With Gary Sanchez and DJ LaMahieu both starting to heat up, and the return of Luke Voit, the Yankees may finally be finding their footing. 

But regardless of what the other seven people in the lineup do on a nightly basis, the eyes of New York will remain on the two Bronx Behemoths. As they go, so go the Yankees’ chances.

Just When He Gets Rolling, Giancarlo Stanton Is On The Shelf Again

Just When He Gets Rolling, Giancarlo Stanton Is On The Shelf Again

By Jaelen Ogadhoh | MLBbro.com Intern

 

The Yankees placed MLBbro Giancarlo Stanton on their 10-day injured list due to a left quad strain, the team announced prior to Monday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers.

Right-hander Albert Abreu will fill Stanton’s spot on the roster for the time being.

The 31-year-old slugger has battled the injury bug his entire career. Stanton has now been on the IL/DL eight times since entering the major leagues in 2010 and was sidelined for all but 41 games over the past two seasons due to a string of injuries.

The Yankees now have several inactive players. Stanton joins teammates Gleyber Torres (COVID-19), Rougned Odor (knee), Aaron Hicks (wrist), Zach Britton (elbow), Darren O’Day (shoulder), Clarke Schmidt (elbow), and others on the sidelines. 

Prior to being scratched from the lineup Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles due to left quad tightness, Stanton had been healthy and having an incredible season.

Through the first 33 games, Stanton batted .282/.347/.534 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs. He caught fire in late April with a 12-game hitting streak that included six home runs and a .480 BA.

 

 

Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone told Sports Illustrated he is targeting a May 25 return date for Stanton. Boone added that no tests have been done on the slugger’s injury, but that an MRI is under consideration.

With three DH’s currently inactive, Boone said they will need to “get a little creative” for Monday night’s game.