No hitter in baseball has been hotter than Giancarlo Stanton lately. The Yankees’ DH was previously in the midst of an awful start to the 2021 season, batting just .158/.238/.333 as the Yankees began a road trip in Cleveland on April 22nd. He’d gone deep three times, but those homers made up a third of his total hits — he was 9-for-57 with 21 strikeouts.
After a day out of the lineup though, Stanton returned on April 23rd with a pair of long homers as part of a 5-4 victory. That kicked off a hitting streak that has now reached 12 consecutive games — contests in which he’s hit a remarkable .481/.509/.904. In just a couple weeks, he’s increased his triple slash to .312/.364/.606 and grabbed the team lead in homers with nine (and one off the American League lead).
Perhaps not coincidentally, the Yankees are playing a lot better thanks to Stanton’s red-hot bat. They were 7-11 on April 23rd, and after an 9-4 stretch, they’ve jumped back over .500 for the first time since the start of the season. They’ll hope to continue the good vibes later today as they welcome the Nationals for a three-game set at Yankee Stadium.
In the meantime, BreakingT has released a new t-shirt for Stanton! The “Big G” is extremely appropriate for the large man and the monster dingers he launches on a regular basis.
This shirt is an officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball Players Association and printed in America.