The Marlins slugger took a 3-1 pitch from Travis Wood in the first inning of the Marlins-Cubs game deep to left field. Really deep. The ball cleared the scoreboard beyond left field with ease and traveled 440 feet according to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker. That’s what happens when your catcher sets up outside and you miss by half a foot over the middle.
Unfortunately for the Marlins, the home run didn’t get them a victory; they lost 3-2 to fall to 5-19.
Stanton is off to an incredibly slow start. He is batting .209 with one home run and five RBIs on the season. If there’s any good news for Marlins fans and Stanton’s fantasy owners, it’s that the slugger didn’t homer until his 20th game of the season last year and still wound up with 37. Hopefully this will get him going, although I think he needs to get out of that horrible baseball environment in Miami in order to do his best.