May 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a walk off grand slam home run to defeat the New York Mets 8-4 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. A walk-off grand slam is always nice. A few Marlins have accomplished this feat before, but has anybody ever done it with a pink bat? Moment 35 is a moment not only because the Marlins won because of the grand slam, but also because it was on a special day- Mother’s Day. Today we bring you Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off grand slam on May 13, 2012, Mother’s Day.
The Marlins entered the 9th inning down 4-2 against the New York Mets. Thanks to Gregg Dobbs’ single that scored Emilio Bonifacio and Jose Reyes’ sac fly that scored Brett Hayes the Marlins tied the game at 4-4. Omar popped out the next at bat for the second out of the inning. Hanley Ramirez then came up and drew a walk. Austin Kearns was then hit by a pitch to load the bases for Giancarlo. Giancarlo came up with his pink bat ready to win this game for the Marlins. I remember watching this game at my in-laws house and saying to my wife and in-laws “I’m not greedy, a single, walk, or hit by pitch is all I need, but a homer would be really nice too.” Little did I know the first pitch Giancarlo saw was just perfect as he sent that ball to deep center field, bouncing off the stairs to who knows where. Light that statue up! Happy Mother’s Day!
That was a grand moment! Join me tomorrow for not only another great moment, but moment that will move you deeply.