You’ve been waiting for that patented Giancarlo Stanton moonshot this spring after his electrifying performance in the playoffs, haven’t you?
New York Yankees fans are dying for a season in which Stanton and Aaron Judge can be in the lineup together for 140-plus games, and we hop … nah, nevermind, we won’t say anything. Don’t even wanna jinx it!
Anyway, with the Bombers in action on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Stanton decided it was his turn to go yard.
Eh, “going yard” is an understatement, actually.
He went to space. This ball looked like it was attached to a rocket seconds before lift-off. It was so exciting, in fact, that the official Yankees website already updated his spring stats! That was fast!
Tyler Anderson … you simply cannot do that. Not with two strikes. And not with two runners on. That was Stanton’s first blast and first RBIs of the spring. And don’t forget, he came along a bit slowly at the onset.
This wasn’t anything new for Gleyber Torres, however. The Yankees’ starting shortstop came to spring in tip-top shape, has quelled concerns about his defense, and is tearing the cover off the ball. He went back-to-back with Gone-Carlo for his second blast in the month of March.
Those cracks of the bat, man. Nothing like it. And you hear those fans?! Oh, they’re out there. Just wait for Opening Day at Yankee Stadium … and then the summer when New York inevitably increases the number of those permitted in attendances as more folks get vaccinated. The city will be shaking from the Bronx all the way to lower Manhattan.
It’s been a tough couple of days in wake of the Zack Britton surgery news, Clint Frazier running into a wall and giving us all a scare, and Luke Voit getting scratched on Wednesday due to knee soreness.
Yankees fans needed some patented Bomber Blasts to lift their spirits.