It’s been a rough April for Giancarlo Stanton.
The New York Yankees big offseason acquisition has done a lot of striking out over his first month in pinstripes and not a whole lot else.
And the natives appear to be getting restless.
Yankee fans booed Stanton during a five-strikeout game in his Yankee Stadium debut, and a few of the faithful let the power-hitting slugger hear it again Thursday when the Yankees hosted the Toronto Blue Jays.
Stanton is hitting .197 with three home runs, 10 RBI and 29 strikeouts in 16 games this season. He has been especially horrible at home, hitting .102 with 20 Ks at Yankee Stadium. Those 20 strikeouts are the most in a hitter’s first eight home games since 1900, per ESPN.
The 2017 National League MVP did go 1-for-3 Thursday with a single and didn’t whiff so perhaps he’s trending in the right direction.
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