In that moment, with Marlins Park going nuts, it looked like Aaron Judge's much-anticipated Home Run Derby debut might end in disappointment. That's why the Home Run Derby is so ridiculously watchable.
"He's an animal", Sano said. One time out is allotted to a player in each of the first two rounds, and players get two timeouts each in the finals. I wish I had a chance to write about this before it happened and I hope you had a chance to catch some of the action.
Hours before Monday's Home Run Derby during a practice run, signs already were pointing that Judge would win again. He joined Robinson Cano (2011), Jason Giambi (2002) and Tino Martinez (1997). It was also clear that his pitcher, former big leaguer Fernando Tatis, was also tiring. He's played just 70 games before the All-Star break, hitting a homer once every 10.28 at-bats.
This sets up the possibility of a Judge vs. Bellinger semi-finals, and a Judge vs. Stanton (or Sanchez) finals. He doesn't need to feel bad.
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is back to defend his 2016 championship against seven competitors, fellow NL stars Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies and Miami teammate Justin Bour.
Bellinger has just one fewer home run than Votto and Stanton at 26 for the year. Sanchez put the pressure on Stanton by hitting 17 home runs and Stanton struggled to match that mark, despite hitting one ball almost 500 feet. Moustakas has the most home runs of this group with 25 on the year, along with 54 RBI.
Judge, by the way, also won the college home run derby back in 2012.
What channel is the Home Run Derby on?: This year, ESPN will be airing the derby tournament. "Hopefully he's answered as many questions about me as I do about him".
He was referring to Judge.
Sherman expected the bulk of the action on the Home Run Derby to be placed in the last two hours before it begins (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, Watch ESPN). Joe Mauer competed in 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.