Marlins outfielder is only 26 years old but he’s already a member of the 200 home run club. The slugger entered Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Mets with 198 homers and drilled two off of Jacob deGrom.
The first came on a fastball in the top of the fourth inning, a no-doubter to left center for a solo homer, putting the Marlins on the board at a 3-1 deficit. Statcast measured it at 454 feet. The second came in the top of the sixth on a 1-2 breaking ball, which Stanton sent on a line to left-center for another no-doubter.
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Stanton also hit two at Citi Field on Tuesday. Along with the two today, he had four homers in four at-bats as he drew a walk in the first inning. On the season, he’s hitting .231/.326/.489 with 19 home runs and 47 RBI.
According to Anthony Masterson of Stats LLC, Stanton is the 12th-youngest (26 years, 241 days) to reach 200 homers and did so in the seventh-fewest games (781).