PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — After a long drive went just foul, Giancarlo Stanton was determined to at least swing hard.
He ended up driving a two-run homer off the top of the fence of a practice field behind Tradition Field.
“I see I’ve done it and other players do it — you hit a ball like that foul and then you call it a day for the at-bat,” Stanton said after the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 11-1 Monday. “It was just to make sure I wasn’t, ‘Hey, I hit a home run foul, good for me.'”
Miami’s Christian Yelich was leaning on the railing in the dugout and raised his arms over his head in celebration as soon as Stanton made contact.
“With two strikes, you’re going to be somewhat more aggressive,” Stanton said. “They were pretty hard swings. They’re not two-strike swings, but on a lefty when you see it — trust that you saw it well — you can take stronger swings.”
Check out the blast in the video below.