His voice dripping with sarcasm, slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave a whoop-dee-doo response when asked about finally driving in his first run of the season. “Oh my gosh,” Stanton said. “Hallelujah.” There was no reason for Stanton — or anyone else on the Marlins — to rejoice. By the time Stanton got around to delivering his first RBI, it was the ninth inning of an eventual 10-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. “I probably could have batted left-handed and done the equivalent of what I’ve done so far this year until my last at-bat,” Stanton said. “Like I said, I couldn’t play worse if I tried.” He’s not exaggerating. Not by much. Though he finally drove in his first run on Sunday, Stanton also struck out three times and committed his third fielding error of the Cincinnati series when he couldn’t come up with a base hit in the Reds’ eight-run seventh inning. He is hitting just .188 and has yet to hit a home run. “It’s just one of those things when everything is going bad, it’s going bad,” he said. Is it ever, and not just for Stanton. After dropping three of four to the Reds, the Marlins headed up to Minnesota with the worst record in the majors, and no sign that it will get better anytime soon. Until the ninth, when the Marlins scored four garbage-time runs, they were on their way to being held to two runs or fewer for the 13th time in their 19 games.
Bad for Giancarlo Stanton, worse for Miami Marlins in loss to Cincinnati Reds
Miami Herald | Apr 22