Congrats to Pete Alonso of the Mets on his Home Run Derby victory last night! I am a bit crushed that Salvador Perez got knocked out in the first round by Alonso himself, but I am glad that Salvy managed to put on a show of his own.
The 2021 MLB All Star Game takes place tonight at 5:30 pm Mountain Time at Coors Field. You can find the rosters for both teams here.
In case you’ve been living under a rock lately (which, admittedly, I pretty much have been), the 2018 MLB All Star Break is underway, and the Home Run Derby is slated to start at 8 pm Eastern tonight. Here is the bracket for tonight’s competition, courtesy of MLB.com:
Rules for the competition can be found here. Personally, I find all the rules regarding the timer and timeouts, etc. to be too onerous to want to track. Things were much simpler in the days when hitters were just granted a set number of “outs” per round. But perhaps that’s just me.
It’s Home Run Derby day! This year’s participant’s are…
Last week, Major League Baseball tweeted the bracket for this bit of friendly competition taking place at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati:
And in case you missed it, there’s a new format to this year’s Derby. MLB Communications provided an overview of the format and the rules: