If anyone believes Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will break out of his current slumpts, it's his roommate -- Mets reliever AJ Ramos.
Having known Stanton since the 2012 season, Ramos has seen Stanton through ups and downs. And though he has heard boos from fans in just 10 games so far this season, the righty hurler doesn't think that is getting to him.
"It's expected," Ramos said told The Post's Mike Puma. "I expect if I didn't do well, I would get booed as well. It's just you have a shorter leash [in New York]. If you have one bad game, they boo you then. Expectations are high, so it's something that definitely is not a surprise. I don't think it surprises him either."
Stanton has already struck out 20 times over his 42 at-bats this season, while collecting only seven hits as well.
Ramos and Stanton have been living together from 2012 to 2017, but the two briefly split up when Ramos was traded to the Mets last July. When Stanton was traded to the Yankees this offseason, the two mentioned wanting to live together again.
They eventually found a place that wasn't too far from their respective ballparks. But, being on different teams means the two haven't really seen each other lately.
"We were both there for a home series [last week], but it's going good," Ramos said. "We tried to get the best place for both of us as far as distance, and I think we did a decent job."
Stanton will look to reverse his slump on the road when he gets his first real taste of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry on Wednesday night.