Ho-hum: Another day, another massive home run from Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
After hitting two home runs last night vs. the Braves, including one into the camera well in distant center field, Stanton topped himself today with a blast to the second deck in center field. StatCast said it checked in at 478 feet, which Daren Wilman notes is three feet further than the one that left Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Check it out below:
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Just ridiculous. By the way, how about the bare-handed catch by that fan? I’m going to assume that his hand has since swollen up to the size (and potentially the color) of the home run sculpture.
ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.
Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.
The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.
The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.
Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.
Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).