With his New York Yankees up 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Giancarlo Stanton put some more room between his team and the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday’s American League Wild Card Game.
He did so in epic fashion, blasting a monstrous homer off A’s closer Blake Treinen. It’s a homer that completely cleared the first deck beyond left field.
It was Stanton’s first-ever postseason homer in his first ever playoff game. And it was a moonshot.
A homer like this doesn’t come across too often. And needless to say, Twitter had its reactions.
Just caught Stanton’s HR that landed here in PDX pic.twitter.com/FhEzP8DKB8
— Gaselighting (@TeamThirstTrap) October 4, 2018
Derek Jeter traded away Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich in the same offseason.
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) October 4, 2018
Giancarlo Stanton just hit a ball very very very hard and very very very far. It was majestic, and it is 7-2 Yankees, and Blake Treinen is done. He gave up more runs this game than he did in the entire second half of the season.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 4, 2018
Chapman (Stanton HR reaction). 😂 pic.twitter.com/9ywwjjU0V4
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 4, 2018
That was a “I got all the infinity stones” blast by Stanton…
— Michael Grady (@Grady) October 4, 2018
Red Sox fans and bettors seeing Judge and Stanton both hit deep home runs tonight pic.twitter.com/MicPTJsltf
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) October 4, 2018
Wow. Giancarlo Stanton has more postseason HR than Mookie Betts. Wild.
— Mel (@melmastro18) October 4, 2018
— MLBBarrelAlert (@MLBBarrelAlert) October 4, 2018