New York Yankees fans aren’t taking a liking to Giancarlo Stanton just yet. But it would take an even stranger turn on Monday against the Marlins. Yankees’ beat reporter Mike Mazzeo has the following:
“Giancarlo Stanton pops up. Scattered boos.”
Here’s the thing, though: New York would have a 9-0 lead at the time. But when he came to the plate later and struck out with his team holding an 11-0 lead? You guessed it, more boos.
On the season, the 2017 NL MVP is off to a rough start. Stanton is slashing just .210/.310/.435 with three home runs. However, his strikeout rate currently stands at a staggering 38 percent. If that holds over the course of the season, it will become a career-high. That’s not what you want. But that’s not all. Stanton’s walk rate is also down to just 9,9 percent, which would be his lowest rate since 2012.
But it’s important to keep in mind that we are just 15 games into the MLB season. There’s so much time left for him to hit his stride. That’s not going to stop Yankees’ fans from expressing their displeasure in the meantime, though.