Facing Giancarlo Stanton is no easy task for any given pitcher.
The veteran slugger is known for demolishing baseballs when given the opportunity and has formed a solid duo in the New York Yankees lineup alongside reigning American League MVP Aaron Judge.
Stanton was acquired by the Yankees after the 2017 season and immediately added some much-needed thump to their lineup.
Last season, the 33-year-old slugger hit just .211, but still managed to pop 31 home runs.
In fact, several pitchers have had the dubious distinction of giving up at least three home runs to the Yankees designated hitter.
The tweet below shows the list of pitchers who have been unlucky enough to do so.
13 pitchers have given up three home runs to Giancarlo Stanton.
— Joe Randazzo (@Yankeelibrarian) December 27, 2022
On the list are pitchers such as J.A. Happ, Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Nick Pivetta, and Mike Leake.
Scherzer may be the biggest surprise on the list, though he had more than his fair share of opportunities against Stanton during his time with the Washington Nationals.
For the first three years of Scherzer’s megadeal with the Nats, Stanton was still a member of the Miami Marlins, and the slugger enjoyed a 59-homer season in 2017, which helped him earn National League MVP honors.
Several pitchers have given up longballs to Stanton, but it’s the 13 pitchers on the list in the tweet above that have done so at least three times.
But there’s no shame in it, of course.
Stanton has been one of the game’s best hitters since his arrival in 2010 and continues to show off his power.