The weather may be cold around the country, but baseball bats are heating up.
And nobody’s bat is getting hotter than Giancarlo Stanton‘s.
The Marlins outfielder had four home runs going into Tuesday night’s game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.
In the first inning with two on, Stanton did this to a Strasburg pitch.
The home run measured out at 457 feet. Another mammoth clout for Stanton. He now has three of the four longest homers in the majors on the year.
Crazy how quickly the script is flipping on this season. Just a week ago we were talking about how dominating the pitchers looked. Now suddenly it’s all about the long ball.
Monday night was insane. Ten home runs were hit in the Pirates-Reds game that was shortened by rain. Seven home runs were hit in the Braves-Phillies game including a huge grand slam by Dan Uggla.
If I were into conspiracy theories, I might speculate that baseball was trying to distract us from the replay controversies by juicing the ball.
But of course that would be crazy.