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Giancarlo Stanton Made a Powerful Statement in Miami Monday Night

So that’s why he’s reportedly the Red Sox top target this offseason.

Just in case you haven’t witnessed the awesome power of Giancarlo Stanton, take a look at the video above.

Stanton crushed two homers for the Marlins Monday night. The first, No. 30, was an opposite field two-run shot in the first inning.

“When you let it get deep and hit it the other way, it always feels good,” Stanton said of his first homer. “That’s when I’m dangerous.”

In the third inning, Stanton hit a monster blast that may have landed on the Mass Pike had he hit it at Fenway Park. The ball travelled 468 feet and earned 22 fans on the Budweiser Balcony free beer. According the Miami Herald, it was the seventh homer that traveled at least 450 feet this year.


“Just feeling better and having better at-bats and pitch selection is a little better,” Stanton said of his recent power burst — belting five homers in his last five games.

And if that wasn’t enough for the Stanton highlight reel, the Marlins outfielder made a terrific diving catch, making a running full-extension grab to rob the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong of extra bases in the top of the fifth inning.

“He was definitely trying to take that game over not only with his bat, but with his glove,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after the show.

When Stanton came up to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning with two homers and the great catch under his belt, he was walked by Cardinals starter Shelby Miller, much to the chagrin of the Marlins Park crowd.

Stanton finished the night 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs, and one great catch. And it all made for one really fun night of baseball in Miami where the Marlins beat the Cards, 6-5.


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