The Miami Marlins were powered to a 9-5 win over the New York Mets on Saturday thanks in part to two home runs from Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton's first blast of the day was a laser beam that left the park nearly as fast as it got to the plate. The slugger's line drive home run barely cleared the wall and gave Miami an early lead. In the ninth, Stanton uncorked a towering shot to pad Miami's lead.
With the two home runs, Stanton now has 15 home runs this season which is best on the team. It also has Stanton ranked third in the National League overall in that department. Despite an overall sluggish year for the outfielder, Stanton is still posting prolific power numbers.
Stanton was not the only Marlins player to flex his muscles in the win as J.T. Realmuto also slugged his second home run of the season. Not to be outdone, Jeff Baker who was making a rare start hit his first blast of the year. Baker's moonshot was part of a back-to-back with Stanton, marking the first time Miami has accomplished that feat in 2015.
Lost in the onslaught of power and offense was a rough start for Tom Koehler. Handed an early four-run lead, Koehler gave it all back. After only 3.1 innings, the right-hander was yanked from the game after allowing five runs on seven hits. Koehler also walked four in what was one of his worst outings of the season.
The bullpen did a fantastic job for Miami when it was needed most. All told, relievers gave the Marlins 5.2 scoreless innings. The win went to Mike Dunn with the save coming courtesy of A.J. Ramos. The closer has now saved two straight games and four on the year.
Miami will look to complete a sweep on Sunday when David Phelps takes the ball.