Stanton riding 10-game hitting streak
Riding a 10-game hitting streak, Giancarlo Stanton has boosted his season average up to .270. The 22-year-old also has six home runs and 17 RBIs, along with six doubles.
The Marlins are 8-2, including seven straight road wins, during Stanton’s hot stretch.
Certainly it’s a nice bump upwards, as Stanton has reached the 100 at-bats plateau for the season.
After missing most of Spring Training with a sore left knee, Stanton hit .247 with one home run and nine RBIs in 21 games in April.
May has been a different story. In seven games, he is 9-for-27 (.333) with five home runs and RBIs.
With Stanton hot, manager Ozzie Guillen is weighing whether to move him back to the No. 4 spot, where he opened the season.
The team is finding success with Logan Morrison batting fourth and Omar Infante hitting fifth. From the No. 6 spot this year, Stanton is hitting .292 (14-for-48) with six home runs and 12 RBIs. When he was hitting cleanup, in 38 at-bats, he had nine hits (.237) with no home runs and four RBIs.
– Joe Frisaro