Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton enjoys facing the Colorado Rockies. No, it is not just a matter of the big slugger launching home runs in the thin air of Colorado. Stanton eats Colorado’s pitchers alive in Miami as well.
In 27 career games against the Rockies Stanton has 11 home runs. He continued that trend on Wednesday night, sending a missile of an opposite field home run to bring the Marlins within three runs of the Rockies.
The shot spoiled a pretty solid Rockies debut from Jordan Lyles, whom the team acquired in the off-season trade that sent Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. It takes grown man power to send a ball out with that kind of authority in Miami, but we already knew that was something Stanton possessed.