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Mike Stanton has homered in four straight games

Aug 18, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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In the same vein of that Brewers post, this post is just to draw your attention to something that’s going down but which you may have missed due to the whole East Coast Bias and all of that (note: I’m invited to all meetings of the East Coast Bias Committee, but I am still a non-voting member).

The Florida Marlins’ Mike Stanton has homered in four straight games now after going yard against the Rockies in a losing cause last night.  Overall he’s having a whale of a season, hitting .262/.349/.546 with 28 homers and 74 RBIs. And of course, he’s still only 21-years-old, which is rather hard to get one’s mind around.

Note: I’m almost positive that this post has nothing to do with the Phillies, but I’m sure someone will correct me about that in the comments.

  1. Kevin S. - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    It’s a shame Jeffrey Loria didn’t trade him for Ozzie Guillen.

    • Old Gator - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM

      Eat shit and die. :)

      • jimbo1949 - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:35 AM

        Now, that’s how you troll for gators.

      • Kevin S. - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM

        Sorry Gator, but the comedy of a dude getting traded for a bad manager and then kicking ass would be too much to pass up on.

      • Old Gator - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM

        Domini domini domini. I forgive you but it’s still going to cost you a quarter.

  2. easports82 - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    It’s posthumous now (and he did take a fastball to the face last night), but where was the post about Casper Wells going deep 4 games straight?

    • okobojicat - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM

      Errr…East Coast bias? Did you even read the article? Craig can’t waste his time with those people who live out in the rain

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:41 AM

        The Marlins are an east coast team.

      • pauleee - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM

        So apparently it’s really a (North) East Coast Bias.

    • Panda Claus - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM

      Meh, playing for M’s as he does, there was a ghost of chance Casper’s feats would get mentioned.

    • dlevalley - Aug 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      When I saw the headline, that was exactly my thought. Oh well. Tough news about the ball to his face, looked painful.

  3. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I wish Heyward could get his shizz together and slaps a string of dingers together. Stanton has a bright future for a team other than the Marlins.

    • Old Gator - Aug 18, 2011 at 10:58 AM

      Macondoans get used to running beside that moving trail yelling farewells in the rain. The tears we cry will be bittersweet, ’cause we know we’ll see him again.

      In another uniform.

      (With apologies to Mike Timmins)

  4. overfro4 - Aug 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    …You could even compare this to Ryan Howard’s (The 7th best player on the Phillies) breakout 2006 season, after he his 22 HR’s his rookie year (just like Stanton). Even as a Philadelphia phan there was no reason to compare him to anything Phillies related, but hey, why not.

  5. Lukehart80 - Aug 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Mike Stanton is 21 right now, and two nights ago he became just the 13th player ever to hit his 50th career HR while so young (and he hit #51 last night), look at the impressive company he’s keeping:

    HR through age 21:

    1. Mel Ott 86
    2. Tony Conigliaro 84
    3. Eddie Mathews 72
    4. Frank Robinson 67
    5. Alex Rodriguez 64
    6. Ken Griffey Jr. 60
    7. Al Kaline 59
    8. Mickey Mantle 57
    9. Bob Horner 56
    10. Andruw Jones 54
    10. Ted Williams 54
    12. Orlando Cepeda 52
    13. Mike Stanton 51

    Stanton has got a shot at moving up a few spots on that list before the end of the season.

  6. leftywildcat - Aug 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    East Coast bias or Northeast Coast bias? No bias, it’s just that it sure seems that the Northeast is where the majority of HBT’s posters reside, or used to reside.

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