He’s a fearsome man to behold. When he’s healthy, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Giancarlo Stanton (35, New York Yankees), who has been plagued by injuries both big and small that have made it difficult for him to play full-time, is back to his best.

Stanton started at third base against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, on Tuesday (July 20) and went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Although the team lost 6-7 in extra innings, Stanton’s performance rekindled a late-game comeback.

Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the seventh after back-to-back singles by Anthony Volpi and Juan Soto put runners on first and second with no outs, Stanton faced reliever Jenrry Cano and took advantage of a wild pitch up the middle. On a one-pitch, one-strike at-bat, he took a 96.1-mph (154.7-kilometer) sinker over the center field wall for a three-run home run. It was Stanton’s 18th home run of the season. The pitch had only a 20-degree launch angle, but traveled at 113.6 mph (182.8 km/h) and landed 440 feet (134.1 m) away. 스포츠토토 It was a big home run that cut the deficit to one run.

Stanton’s power was on display again in the bottom of the ninth.

After a super catch by center fielder Alex Verdugo with two outs in the top of the ninth, Anthony Volpi’s double set up a bases-loaded double play. He was faced with a one-ball, two-strike count against Craig Kimbrel. But he showed no mercy, pounding an 85.3-mph (137.3-kilometer) knuckle curveball for a tiebreaking single to left field. It was a blazing fastball that reached a whopping 120 mph (193.1 km/h). Major League Baseball statistical analyst Sarah Lance wrote on her social media accounts that no player has ever hit more 120+ mph fastballs than Stanton. “Since the start of the Statcast era in 2015, five players have hit 120+ mph balls, with Stanton leading the way with 15 total,” she explained.

With the score tied, the game went into extra innings. However, after giving up two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the team was unable to score a run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

However, CBS Sports said of Stanton’s performance, “He saved the best for last with his late-game heroics. He extended his hitting streak to seven games and is now 3-for-5 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in June. He’s having a nice rebound season.

Pinstripe Valley, a Yankees fan community, wrote: “Stanton single-handedly led the comeback and extended the game with two thrilling swings. “He fired a 440-foot laser beam to center field to pull within one run of Baltimore in the seventh inning,” they wrote of his game-winning three-run homer, adding, “How he was able to hit 114 mph with his back foot slipping is beyond me.

Stanton has played in 66 of the team’s 76 games.

That’s practically a full-time season. Stanton hasn’t played more than 140 games since he started 158 in his first year with the Yankees in 2018. Even in 2020’s 60-game coronavirus-shortened season, he played just 23 games, less than half that.

Throughout his career, he has battled injuries to his hamstring, knee, face, calf, groin, wrist, and Achilles tendon. Since joining the Yankees in 2018, his nagging injuries have only gotten worse. After signing a massive 13-year, $325 million contract with Miami in 2015, and the Yankees picking up the bulk of that contract after the trade, Stanton was becoming a no-go for Yankees fans.

This year, however, he came into spring training having lost weight in order to have a healthy season, and as a result, he’s had a healthy season with no major injuries. 토토사이트 순위 Stanton’s impact on the team’s 51-25 record has not gone unnoticed. With a healthy Stanton, there’s nothing to worry about, and he’s the final piece of the Yankees’ offense.

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