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Home Run Derby


Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:13 PM
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2018 MLB Home Run Derby

First Round Lineup:

(1) Jesus Aguilar — MIL vs. (8) Rhys Hoskins — PHI
(2) Bryce Harper — WAS (7) Freddie Freeman — ATL
(3) Max Muncy — LAD vs. (6) Javier Baez — CHC
(4) Alex Bregman — HOU vs. (5) Kyle Schwarber — CHC

34th edition of the MLB Home Run Derby. Taking place at National Park in Washington, DC. Baez and Schwarber competing to become first Cub to win event since Sammy Sosa in 2000.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:15 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:17 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:18 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:20 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:21 PM
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Was that pre or post steroid Sosa?

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:27 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:29 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:31 PM
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2nd-year Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins slugs 17 homers to kick off derby. Longest 463 ft. Pulled several impressive shots to left.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:33 PM
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Jesus Aguilar's officially the chillest derby competitor ever. He's taking his sweet time like it's BP. Hang time not working in his favor. #1 seed close to being knocked out in the 1st round.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:37 PM
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Jesus Aguilar gets knocked out by Hoskins after recording just 12 home runs. NL's current HR leader knocked out in opening round. Longest dinger goes 428 ft.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:39 PM
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Here's what interesting. Under old derby format, Aguilar very well might win. Slugger with a lot of power & an easy swing who doesn't tire out. With no time limit, no telling how many he hits. However, with time limit, his easy swing, slow mechanics & long hang time hinder him. Therefore, Prince Fielder probably wouldn't have won 2 of these under current format.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:41 PM
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Schwarber up to bat. Calls timeout with 2.5 minutes remaining. Has 4 homers so far. Got off to good start but has slowed down.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:05 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:44 PM
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Schwarber settles into a groove after TO. Gets under several for ropes to right. Gets 30-second bonus for his efforts. Currently at 14.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:46 PM
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Schwarbs tacks on 2 more in bonus time. Hits 1 in upper deck. Finishes with 16 in 1st round. Smacked one over 450 ft. to get bonus time.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:47 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:52 PM
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Astros 3B Alex Bregman shows that skinny dudes can hit homers, too. Comes up short on final swing to finish 1 behind Schwarber. Hits 15 long balls. Last hit bounces off wall in deep left-center. Schwarber moves on.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 8:53 PM
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Bonus time pays off for Schwarbs. That's why they reward guys for power. His 2 dingers in extra time make the difference in getting eliminated & moving on.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:02 PM
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Javy in danger of getting knocked out. Has only 6 hit homers with 2 minutes left. Has already secured bonus time with 479-ft. bomb, though. Calls TO to try to rejuvenate himself. His brother's pitching to him & not doing the best job. A lot of high pitches.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:05 PM
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Timeout does Javy some good. He ends up clubbing 14 long balls in regulation (like Schwarber). Now has 30 seconds to increase his total before Muncy steps up to plate.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:06 PM
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Baez winds up with 16 total (just like Schwarber). Overcomes early struggles to finish with respectable total. Plenty of smooth swinging by Javy on display.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:07 PM
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:11 PM
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Muncy gets off to great start but cools off a little bit. On pace to finish 1 short of Baez right now. Has hit 8 with a little under 2 minutes remaining.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:13 PM
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Muncy heats up & knocks off Baez. Hits 17 homers to get a walk-off win over Baez. Got to 17 with a little over 30 seconds still left.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:27 PM
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Hometown favorite Bryce Harper outswings Freddie Freeman in 1st round to move on. Finishes with 13 to edge out Freeman, who hit 12. Crowd support probably helping Harper's cause.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:39 PM
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Hoskins on pace to his about as many HR as he did in 1st round. Has 8 dingers with 2:04 remaining. Schwarber set to bat after Hoskins.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:41 PM
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Schwarber gearing up for second round.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:44 PM
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Hoskins dominant in 2nd round. Finishes with 20 homers. Really heats up in final few minutes. Smacked really impressive 466-footer to LF.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:48 PM
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Schwarber on pace to tie Hoskins at TO with 1:32. Started booming homers inside of 3 minutes. Has 12 so far.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:50 PM
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Walk-off win for Schwarbs! Hits 21st homer at buzzer to knock out Hoskins & move on. He'll take part in the final.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:51 PM
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Valiant comeback by Schwarber after sluggish start. 462-ft. walk-off brings with it a well-deserved bat flip.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:09 PM
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Harper wins 13-12 on a walk-off for the 2nd straight round. Muncy cools down & gets only 12. Harper paces himself & collects 13 to reach final, where he will battle Schwarber.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:14 PM
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Got to think Harper has the advantage based on less swings and going last

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:21 PM
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Schwarber picks up late. Hits several homers over 425 ft. in final round. Earns 30-second bonus. Every round, he finished strong in regulation.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:23 PM
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A couple more in extra time for Schwarbs. He's drenched in sweat. He's definitely taken way more big swings than Harper. Hits 453-footer for his longest one of the final. Finishes with 18 homers. Harper coming up to bat with championship on the line. Nats fans will definitely be behind him.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:29 PM
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Schwarbs on pace to win the title. Harper has just 8 through 2 minutes. He has to get to 18.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:30 PM
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Schwarber still in good shape. Harper calls TO with 1:20 remaining. On pace to get 15. Will have 30-second bonus.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:33 PM
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Harper finishes strongly. Crowd going nuts. He ties Schwarber at 18 heading into 30-second bonus. Only has to hit 1 in extra time to win.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:34 PM
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Harper gets it done. His dad settles down & throws some strikes late. Great run at end to win 19-18 on walk-off to CF in extra time. Harper wins HR Derby at his home stadium.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:38 PM
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Schwarber hit a grand total of 55, the most by any player in the competition. So (technically) he's a champion in his own right.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018 10:46 PM
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Worth pointing out that Harper's dad didn't really wait until a lot of his home runs landed before throwing the next pitch. Conspiracy by MLB to let Harper win in order to add to All-Star week excitement, perhaps?

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