Giancarlo Stanton is back in action.
new York Yankees The slugger and designated hitter was ruled out with left Achilles tendonitis, but he made his comeback last night and quickly made an appearance in the Yanks lineup.
New York were bowled out for 13 against the struggling Oakland Athletics, and Stanton scored three, two of which came on a two-run single in left field at the top of the second innings.
It may not have gone very far, but it was hit hard enough, which is something Stanton can do very well.
The ball with the bat went into left field at 117.7 mph.
117.7 mph exhaust velocity
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) 26 August 2022
Stanton Mash Another Baseball
Stanton can certainly hit the ball pretty hard, even if it’s a simple line drive to go into left field.
It helped the Yankees put the game out of reach early as they took it to the Athletics, securing their fourth consecutive win after a terrifying start to the month of August.
Stanton’s return appears to have made an immediate positive impact on the Yankees and their lineup.
Though he’s hitting just .229 in the season, Stanton has scored 24 home runs and scored 64, posting a .805 OPS.
Although the bottom of the order did most of the work last night, Stanton certainly came back in style, smashing that ball out into left field with incredible force.
Stanton has an unparalleled ability to crush baseball, and he put it on full display in his official return from the injured list.
The Yankees will need to stay healthy and keep mashing baseballs if they want to stay on track, but it’s clear that getting them back helped them a lot last night.