Giancarlo Stanton sat on 299 career home runs for 10 games and appeared visibly frustrated during his chase for 300 dingers. Good things come to those who wait, though, as Stanton hit his 300th career home run off of Francisco Liriano in the third inning on Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers. Stanton is the 147th player to reach 300 home runs.
With a runner on first and two outs, Liriano grooved a 3-1 changeup that Stanton absolutely ambushed the opposite way. Not only was it a huge home run for Stanton, but also for the team as it gave the Yankees an early 2-1 lead. Statcast estimated that the home run traveled 387 feet and was tattooed 110 mph off of the bat. It was reminiscent of many a blast that Stanton has driven before, a low liner that was absolutely scalded in leaving the park in the blink of an eye:
300 home runs is an impressive milestone, and Stanton has been feeling the pressure to pop one over the fence for over a week. He got to do it at home, and received his first Yankee Stadium curtain call. At just 28 years old, there should be plenty of room for similar achievements for Stanton down the line.