New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is known for hitting highly impressive dingers, but a home run he hit on Tuesday night is certainly one of his most incredible. That’s especially the case when you consider that it came against a terrific pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tyler Glasnow, and when you consider that it’s a postseason game.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Yankees trailed the Rays 5-1 when Stanton stepped to the plate. And then he sent a Tyler Glasnow offering damn near out of Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres) for a three-run homer.
Statcast tracked this blast at 458 feet, but that seems far too low. The 118 mph exit velocity sounds about right, at least. See this unbelievable bomb for yourself:
I think that one has a chance of gettin' outta here, Jim… pic.twitter.com/3u2hby9JwA
— Ian Casselberry (@iancass) October 7, 2020
Here's the Spanish call of Giancarlo Stanton hitting a baseball to Mars. pic.twitter.com/GeGJSOK4I3
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 7, 2020
Hawk-Eye uses 12 cameras to track these things for Statcast, so I'm not questioning the veracity of what it says. But that Stanton home run looked closer to 558 feet than 458.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 7, 2020
– Holy crap Giancarlo Stanton
– Like seriously, holy crap
– He hit a home run that Statcast says went 458 feet at 118 mph and those numbers are flat-out wrong
– Said home run made it 5–4 Rays but honestly it should've counted for like 10 runs because again holy crap
— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) October 7, 2020
imagine being a baseball. You live happily in a box with other balls like you. At some point you find yourself relaxing in a humidor. Then you get a nice massage with some special mud. Then you get to sit outside in a bucket in a cool stadium. And then Giancarlo Stanton kills you
— Harry Pavlidis and one dog, with a 3-0 green light (@harrypav) October 7, 2020
Oh, and that was actually Stanton’s second homer of the game; he hit this opposite-field laser to tie the game in the second inning:
The Stant Bully. pic.twitter.com/IwHZBB1mhO
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 7, 2020
Stanton only played in 41 regular-season games over the last two seasons with the Yankees, but he’s healthy now- and that’s a huge reason their lineup is currently so terrifying.