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VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hit another baseball very far. Because of course he did.

Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

Ho-hum, here’s some video of Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton doing what he does best. Hitting baseballs very far, that is.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, the blast traveled an estimated 470 feet. Seems like they are shorting him a bit.

That was actually Stanton’s second home run of the game tonight vs. the Cardinals. He’s now up to 31 home runs on the year, which ties Jose Abreu of the White Sox for the major league lead.

  1. Stiller43 - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Holy hell. That thing was a bomb.

    • Old Gator - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      No kidding. Must’ve been some fissile material in that ball.

  2. Old Gator - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Yeah, looks like the Iron Giant hit bottom last week and then found his stroke again. Have fun in arbitration with your pet T-Rex, Scrooge.

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      It was nice watching him lay off that breaking ball down and away today. Even though he did strike out once on that same exact pitch (his kryptonite), he seems to be regressing from his ‘chase’ mode that he has been in lately.

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      By the way, Gator: Are you as concerned as I am about Steve Cishek? Should Mike Redmond maybe consider other options in the 9th inning? The pen did go 3 innings allowing 2 hits and no runs today before Cishek came up in the ninth and gave up the two customary runs that he has been giving up lately.

      • Old Gator - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

        Cishek has concerned me since mid June, when he began to get the wobbles on a regular basis. I think Red should be thinking about plugging A. J. Ramos into the ninth inning if Cishek doesn’t stabilize himself soon. Some of it is clearly mechanical, but if you’re his pitching coach, how do you help him unkink a delivery that’s so eccentric in the first place? Part of the problem may also be that Cishek has that weird sidearm delivery from a crouch – watch him as he waits for batters to step into the box; he looks like Gollum spying on a hobbit from behind a rock – and now that he’s been around the league a few times, opposing hitters have gotten accustomed to it and have figured out how to lay back on him.

        As far as the Iron Giant’s “kryptonite,” hah! Great description of that low and away pitch.

  3. mashoaf - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    The Bo-Sox are going to have a great line up with Capeadas and Stanton in their outfield next year!

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      I like to play video games too

    • raybrower - Aug 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Capeadas is great. Maybe the Red Sox could sign Mike Treauoet too.

  4. natstowngreg - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Most impressive, but I’m still waiting for Giancarlo to break That Thing in Left-Center Field.

    BTW, 470 feet=86.8 Altuves. [The actual Altuve hit one 402 feet, or 74.2 Altuves. Which is pretty impressive in itself.]

    • Old Gator - Aug 12, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      Leave Tommy alone!

      • natstowngreg - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM

        Nah, it’s the fate Tommy deserves.

  5. scratchnsniffnblog - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    His diving catch was fun to watch, too. What an amazing talent who could be even better with some upgrades to the roster. Can’t wait to see how the front office makes a complete mess of things.

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