WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton ties Marlins franchise record for home runs

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is out of his mind right now. He's just stupid, insanely hot. We probably don't even have the proper language to describe how ridiculous he is right now. 

On Sunday, Stanton homered. Again. See? 

Let's run this down. 

  • Stanton has homered in each of his last four games. 
  • In his last 10 games, Stanton has nine homers. 
  • In his last 33 games, Stanton has 21 homers. 

On the last bullet point, for emphasis -- brace yourselves -- 21 homers in 33 games is a 162-game pace of 103 home runs. 

Holy hell. 

On the season, Stanton has 42 homers. That ties him with Gary Sheffield for the most home runs in a season in Marlins history. The top five: 


Giancarlo Stanton



Gary Sheffield



Giancarlo Stanton



Giancarlo Stanton



Giancarlo Stanton



Miguel Cabrera also hit 34 in 2007, but I really just wanted to show the table with almost all Stanton because that's pretty fun. 

The home run on Sunday was also Stanton's 250th in his career. Stanton got to 250 career home runs pretty fast as well. It's just his 941st career game. The only players who needed fewer games to reach 250 homers were Ryan Howard, Ralph Kiner, Harmon Killebrew, Albert Pujols and Juan Gonzalez, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald

We've long known Stanton had game-changing power and he's always hit home runs at a high rate. What's nice this season is seeing him stay on the field and put it all together. He's likely to hit 50, probably 55, and has a shot at 60. It's a thing to behold. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories
    24/7 Scores, News, Highlights