Ho-hum, here’s some video of Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton doing what he does best. Hitting baseballs very far, that is.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the blast traveled an estimated 470 feet. Seems like they are shorting him a bit.
That was actually Stanton’s second home run of the game tonight vs. the Cardinals. He’s now up to 31 home runs on the year, which ties Jose Abreu of the White Sox for the major league lead.
Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.
Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.
Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.