Marlins' Stanton Hits Two More Home Runs in Loss

Giancarlo Stanton hit another pair of home runs in Miami's 4-2 loss to the Mets on Wednesday

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit two more home runs in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the New York Mets.

Stanton also hit a pair of home runs in Tuesday's win and ended up with a HR in four straight at-bats. That tied a Major League Baseball record and set a franchise record. Entering Tuesday, Stanton had no multi-HR games on the season and he now has two in as many days.

Stanton now has 19 home runs this season along with 47 runs batted in. The outfielder will miss the All-Star Game due to a disappointing first half, but could potentially still be in the Home Run Derby.

Much like Tuesday's win, Stanton was responsible for all of Miami's runs. Outside of Stanton, the Marlins had four hits with only going for extra bases. Cole Gillespie who entered as a pinch-hitter doubled for the third time this year.

Justin Nicolino started the game for Miami and only lasted four innings. Nicolino allowed four runs on four hits along with a walk and two strikeouts. Nicolino now has a 2-5 record with a 5.57 E.R.A.

The left-hander spent some time in AAA this year due to his struggles, and its possible that Miami could option him once more. The Marlins have not received consistent production or innings from Nicolino.

The Marlins are off on Thursday before beginning their final series of the first half against the Cincinnati Reds. On the mound for Miami on Friday will be All-Star Jose Fernandez.

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