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“Imagine the Pain…”: 24 Hours After 400th Milestone Hit, $325M Yankees Star Smashes Damaging Blow During Crucial Win

Published 09/07/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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It’s time for another match-up between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees. Since 2019, Detroit has been unable to beat the Bronx in a series on the road and this latest one might have the same outcome. The club is doing alright in Miguel Cabrera’s last MLB season, but another player has been suffering. And this time, Giancarlo Stanton caused the trouble.

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Along with Aaron Judge, Big G was supposed to lift New York out of its woes in 2023. And yet, his $325 million contract has come to almost nothing. Now that the front office has brought reinforcements in the form of Baby Bombers, it seems like the veteran outfielder is loathe to be left behind. But his performance just proved disastrous to another player.

Matt Manning Injures Foot From Line Drive…Again


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The Tigers’ Matt Manning has been a crucial part of the team but he has been missing from the 2023 season. Back in April, the right-hander injured his foot from taking a line drive that broke a bone in his right foot, missing almost three months of the season, recovering. Now, soon after this comeback, Giancarlo Stanton’s 119.5 mph ball hit his foot again, almost in the same spot.

Interestingly, Stanton has come under fire for his slow baserunning and general lack of offensive power this season. But yesterday’s line drive against Manning was the second-hardest hit of the season. It also came just a day after Big G smashed his 400th career home run, joining an elite club. But while the Yankees rejoiced, Manning must have been in incredible pain. Co-incidentally, one of his pitches caused a head injury for the Boston Red Sox’s Justin Turner.


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But yesterday, Manning took the ball on his foot, which then rebounded up to his backside. Smoothly catching it, the 25-year-old ran to throw it to first base but soon after put his hands on his knees, clearly feeling the pain.

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Players crowded around Manning to check on their pitcher but things did not look good. “I was just annoyed that it was the same foot, same spot basically,” Manning said later. “There are really no positives out of this. It’s unlucky. It happens. I guess pretty cool to get hit by an MVP. I don’t know.”

New York Yankees Fans Sympathize With Manning

The Detroit team announced after the game that Manning had broken his foot again. He will now miss the last of the Tigers’ season as he focuses on healing. Even New York Yankees fans couldn’t help but feel sorry. One could only imagine the pitcher’s pain.

One couldn’t believe Manning’s foot was “still attached.”

One pitied his ankle.

One even thought the Tigers were “cursed”.


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One wished him well for the next season, telling him, “Don’t lose your confidence..”


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Some fans couldn’t help but curse Stanton but truly, the ball couldn’t have been in his control. Now that Manning’s out for the season, hopefully, he will recover well. And the next season won’t be the same!

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Written by:

Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Deepanshi Bajaj