NY Mets: The three Marlins players that I despise the most
Giancarlo Stanton along with Ryan Howard is someone I have always feared, whether he is in a slump or not. This is because, with one swing of the bat, he can change the outcome of a game. Stanton possesses one of the more feared power bats in baseball when he is healthy. When he was healthy with the Marlins, he won an MVP and was a guy who could be counted on for at least 30 home runs a year.
While Stanton hit a lot of home runs against everybody in the National League East, he hit the most against the Mets. By a lot. In his career against the Mets, Stanton has slashed .262/.350/.557 with 36 home runs and 84 RBI. This damage has been done in 114 games against the Mets. If he had played a full 162 game season against the Mets, he would be on pace for 51 home runs. That is an absurd number.
Most of Stanton’s damage was done in years that the Metropolitans boasted an elite starting rotation with guys like Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey.
I don’t recall any crazy Stanton home run, I just remember a ton of second deck shots that were just remarkable to watch. He swings the bat so effortlessly yet the ball jumps off his bat like no other.
I am glad Stanton is no longer in Miami because he was just annoying to face 19 times a year. He would hit home runs often in games the Mets would win, but he just had a remarkable amount of success against New York. He has hit nine more home runs against the Mets than he has against any other team in his career and was always a threat to do real damage.