Stanton dominates scrimmage
Any doubts that Michael Stanton is the real deal were erased in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage on field two behind Roger Dean Stadium.
The 19-year-old outfield prospect crushed two tape-measured home runs. He took lefties Renyel Pinto and Dan Meyer deep on shots that may have combined to measure 1,000-feet.
Stanton also had a chopped single that he tried to stretch to a double. He was called out sliding into second in a scrimmage with no umpires. The view from the bleachers looked like he was safe.
Pinto was impressed by Stanton’s strength.
“I’ve never seen a ball hit like that, never,” said Pinto, who hung a changeup. “It was like two seconds and it was out.”
Pinto struggled in his first game experience, but after he missed about a week with a stomach virus, he should be back on the mound on Wednesday.
Other notable moments in the scrimmage:
* John Lindsey and Miguel Fermin also went deep.
* Chris Volstad threw three innings, and he is in line to next start on Friday.
* Matt Dominguez had a double and single.
* Emilio Bonifacio had a couple of singles.
* Logan Morrison slapped an RBI double.
– Joe Frisaro