His first swing. He homered on his first swing.
Of course he did.
Baseball is supposed to be unpredictable.cheap nfl jerseys china You don’t know what’s going to happen, and that’s why we love it.
That’s what we tell ourselves, anyway. But from the day in December when circumstances brought Giancarlo Stanton and the New York Yankees together, we did know what was going to happen.
Stanton was going to hit home runs. Plenty of them. It was a given, in that lineup and in that ballpark, for a guy who almost made authentic nfl jerseys it look easy when he hit 59 home runs last season with the Miami Marlins.
Sure enough, one swing, one home run, in the first inning on Opening Day. Sure enough, another home run, one that went even farther, in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 6-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Wow. And wow.
“Get used to it,” David Cone said on the YES Network broadcast.
Yes, get used to it.
Get used to opposite-field home runs that leave the bat at 117.3 mph, as MLB.com’s Statcast said about Stanton’s first Yankees blast. It was the hardest-hit opposite-field home run ever recorded by Statcast, according to a tweet from MLB.com’s David Adler. wholesale nfl jerseys It was also the hardest-hit home run recorded at Rogers Centre, according to a tweet from MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm.
Get used to home runs that soar into the second deck in center field, as Stanton’s second home run of the day did.
Stanton arrived exactly 58 years later, on Dec. 11, 2017. We don’t know for sure how many home runs he’s going to go on to hit, but it’s a safe guess it’s going to be plenty. His spring emphasis on hitting the ball the other way is only going to help because of Yankee Stadium’s short porch in right field. His spot in the lineup, right behind Aaron Judge and right in front of Gary Sanchez, is going to help, too.
The one question was whether he’d feel more pressure playing for the Yankees, and,nfl jerseys wholesale to be honest, that’s still a question. Two Opening Day home runs should make Stanton’s Monday Yankee Stadium debut a touch less pressure-filled, but there will be slumps and questions.nfl jerseys china
He knows that.
“My biggest challenge, I told myself, was to be calm,” Stanton told Meredith Marakovits after the game on YES Network.