And for his next trick, Giancarlo Stanton smoked a double to the wall ... while breaking his bat
Over the years,
But even Giancarlo -- even the man who cannot be properly contained by Statcast -- needs fully functioning equipment, right? Sure, he can do things previously thought impossible with a bat ... he still needs the bat, doesn't he? I mean, not even a cross between Zeus and Wolverine could--
Why yes, that is Stanton fighting off an inside fastball, breaking his bat, and still driving it off the base of the wall for a double in the first inning of Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Giants. And when you've finally picked your jaw up off the floor, get ready to do it again:
Giancarlo Stanton hit a ball 95.7 MPH when he broke his bat... Even when his bat breaks his exit velocity is above league average, 89.2 MPH— Daren Willman (@darenw) August 9, 2016
If it makes you feel any better, his teammates don't really know what to say anymore either. "I've never seen anything like that," Marlins pitcher
Be sure to tune in next time, when Stanton just walks up to home plate with his bare hands and swats a ball into the Atlantic Ocean.