Giancarlo Stanton did things to a baseball on Saturday night that should not be done. Here’s the absolute laser at Petco Park.
It's almost like Giancarlo Stanton was surprised he hit his home run as hard as he did. It's like he paused to ask himself, "Was that real?" pic.twitter.com/BRxsJptJOB— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 19, 2017
I mean, just look at this. He may not be human.
Holy moly... Stanton can smash baseballs. pic.twitter.com/RKrh47xSYj— Daren Willman (@darenw) March 19, 2017
Apparently, Stanton was also very close to breaking the Statcast record for exit velocity.
There's only been 3 HRs hit harder than the one Stanton just hit.— Daren Willman (@darenw) March 19, 2017
Stanton just now 117.3
You also have to feel bad for Ervin Santana, who was on the mound and delivered the pitch that Stanton absolutely destroyed. Here it is again, in gif form.
BAH GAWD GIANCARLO pic.twitter.com/4QVSYAlEVf— Connor Newcomb (@ConnorNewcomb_) March 19, 2017
Here’s to hoping we see more of these from Stanton in a Marlins uniform in 2017.