Stanton clears two fences with one swing

Stanton clears two fences with one swing

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Clearing one fence wasn't enough for Giancarlo Stanton on Monday afternoon, so he decided to hurdle two with one mighty swing in Miami's 11-1 win over the Mets at Tradition Field.

Stanton's two-run blast off Jack Leathersich was yet another video game-like moment for the 24-year-old slugger.

The home run sailed beyond the outfield wall in left and onto Field 7, directly behind the main field, of the Mets' complex.

Estimates aren't provided for Grapefruit League home runs, but if they were, Stanton's likely would rank among the longest shots thus far in Spring Training.

It was an especially impressive at-bat, because before the homer, Stanton launched a towering drive to left that landed foul. That shot may have traveled farther, and it certainly was higher. A few pitches later, he delivered his second homer in as many games.

So often a player who connects on a long drive that sails foul doesn't follow with a homer in the same at-bat.

"I just wanted to hit the ball hard," Stanton said. "I've seen where I've done it and other players have done it, when you hit a ball like that foul, you go ahead and call it a day with that at-bat. That was more of my focus, to make sure I wasn't like, 'Hey, I hit a home run foul, good for me.' That was more of what I was thinking."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter