Giancarlo Stanton is Off to a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Start
The Yankees' $25 million man has 20 strikeouts in 42 at-bats.
On his first day as a Yankee, Giancarlo Stanton crushed two home runs and looked every bit the All-Star player New York traded for this offseason.
Since then, it’s all pretty much been downhill for the $25 million man as Stanton has only hit one more homer and now has a .167 batting average through 10 games.
Even worse, Stanton has 20 strikeouts in 42 at-bats and already has a pair of five-strikeout games (known as platinum sombreros) to his credit this year.
Giancarlo Stanton is the first player in the live ball era to have 2 games with 0 hits and 5 strikeouts in the same season.
It’s April 8th. pic.twitter.com/TBy91mpYcJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 8, 2018
Sunday was a low point, as Stanton had an 0-for-7 afternoon in which he stranded nine runners and struck out in the 12th inning to end an 8-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
Appropriately enough, Stanton was rewarded with spirited boos and some Bronx cheers.
“Just got to look at it as a bad week,” Stanton said afterward. “The season’s much longer than a week. A couple of good games and I could turn it around and help us win.”
The Yankees start a series with the Red Sox on Tuesday in Boston.
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