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Will Giancarlo Stanton Be Able To Keep The Sweet Swing Going For The Marlins?
No matter how dire the hitting slump the Marlins top HR threat might have fallen into over the past few seasons, fans always brightened when the club left for a tour of the West Coast.
Because there might not be a hitter in baseball who gets more pumped about hitting in his native time zone than Giancarlo Stanton.
Really, as soon as you hit Denver, you can expect Stanton to start wrecking the ball, and wrecking ballparks in the process. Arizona is the only weird outlier, as the Big Fella hits for average and power prodigiously in all Western stadiums; at Chase Field, its just the homers.
This trip was no different. Stanton crushed 4 HRs over the past six games, and has actually raised his average to .300 for the season. If you can actually remember the last time Big G was hitting .300 or better more than one day into the season, please apply to write the site.
Really, you should do that.
So the question is can Stanton keep those good times rolling now that he’s back out East? It’s a tough test off the back, as he’s hit for an abysmal .229 at Citizens Bank Park for his career. If he can, this series might be over before it begins. If not…get your nails ready for biting.