Giancarlo Stanton laced his 31st homer and his fellow #MLBbro Aaron Judge added a three-run shot (No.36) as theYankees powered past the Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in the congested AL wild-card chase.

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.




MLBbro Giancarlo Stanton slugged his 20th home run to power the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The Bronx Bombers are first in the AL Wild Card standings and riding a seven-game winning streak. Stanton has a nine-game hitting streak of his own and reached 20 homers for the 10th time in his illustrious career.


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.