Giancarlo Stanton’s Grand Slam Broke Miami Marlins Scoreboard
With one swing, Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton went Roy Hobbs of the movie The Natural and knocked out lights on the video scoreboard off Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer.
Stanton hit a grand slam off Moyer to cap a five-run fourth inning and the Marlins stayed hot by beating the Rockies 7-4 on Monday night.
“Maybe the farthest. I don’t know about the hardest,” Stanton said when asked how his 438-foot shot compared to the other eight homers he’s hit this season. “But that was pretty good.”
Stanton wasn’t even born when Moyer’s career began in 1986. His first game against him was one to remember.
“I kind of backed myself into a corner—walks, a lot of pitches, deep in the count,” Moyer said. “It’s not the way to be an efficient pitcher. Ultimately, I got what I deserved.”
Stanton’s ninth home run of the season and fourth career grand slam went down the left field line, the impact of its collision with the video board over the left-field concourse knocking out a portion of the digital display. The Marlins crowd roared for nearly two minutes before Stanton acknowledged their desire for a curtain call.