Justin De Fratus

Giancarlo Stanton hit an absolute seed of a home run against the Phillies

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Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is strong, a fact that is as plain as “water is wet”. Nevertheless, the slugger still finds ways to make one say “wow”.

In the sixth inning with his team ahead 6-0, Stanton ripped a Justin De Fratus 3-2 fastball into the seats in left field at Citizens Bank Park. It was fortunate there were so few fans at the game — there was an announced attendance of 17,097, but there weren’t nearly that many fans present — as Stanton’s rocket found the empty seats rather than a person. He could have actually killed someone.

Once the data is available, it will be interesting to see where that Stanton home run ranks in terms of lowest trajectory on a home run. It’s debatable if it has this one beat.

The seed marked Stanton’s fourth home run of the season. He’s batting .241/.362/.517 with 14 RBI.