Giancarlo Stanton hits another 470-foot home run (Video)
Giancarlo Stanton has hit five home runs in his last five games. The 24-year-old phenom is on a tear at the plate, and many of his 31 homers this year could have probably left the ballpark twice if possible. His second of two long balls on Monday night traveled an estimated 470 feet.
Stanton, who homered in the first and third innings, has now hit seven home runs of 450 feet or more this season. That is more than any other team combined, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Giancarlo Stanton now has seven 450-foot HR in 2014 … that's more than any other team pic.twitter.com/BQLhwFoSVc
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2014
When Jay Bruce robbed Stanton of a homer on Sunday, I joked that Stanton will have to hit it further over the wall next time if he wants it to count. I didn’t think he’d shut me up the very next day.
Oh, and Stanton can get it done with the glove, too. After belting his two homers, Stanton made a great play to rob Kolten Wong of extra bases in the fifth inning.
Is there anything this guy can’t do?