The Yankees acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the prime of his career, so we expect plenty of home runs from him going forward.
Even with a slow start to the season, he had already clubbed 31 homers with the Yankees, adding to the 268 he hit as a member of the Marlins.
And on Thursday night, Stanton crushed another one — putting him in an exclusive club. He came to the plate in the third inning of the game, with his team trailing, 1-0, and they weren’t behind for long. Aaron Hicks was on first, and Stanton sent him to home plate by crushing a ball to right-center off Francisco Liriano. Spoiler alert: It didn’t stay in the park.
It was Stanton’s 300th career home run. Here’s to 300 more!