It seemed impossible for Aaron Judge to live up to the hype.
With a career-high 23 home runs, Smoak is pleased to have reached a point he always expected of himself.
Logan Morrison got absolutely owned.
A year ago, Judge was a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRider, hoping for a promotion to the major leagues that finally came in early August.
If you were watching the 2017 Home Run Derby on TV you might have noticed an extra-large man snagging home runs over the outfield wall Monday at Marlins Park. "I try to take one day at a time". But was he robbed of a few seconds?
Stanton, who hit a 496-foot shot on Monday, set a Home Run Derby record a year ago by smashing 61 homers in San Diego.
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Tonight's 2017 Home Run Derby gets underway at around 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.
Justin Bour is damn fun. The price to get in on that deal went up significantly after Monday night.
"My batting stance when I first came up and his batting stance - the resemblance is insane", Stanton said of Judge. He went out and lit the Miami crowd on fire. It looked daunting but of course, he was facing Aaron Judge.
Let's talk about that guy.
The final matchup was a bit of a letdown with Stanton out of the competition. A heavyweight matchup between Judge, the second seed, and Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, the defending champion and top seed, never materialized.
All three groups are doing the financing and legal work needed before reaching an agreement to buy the team, and Loria will then choose a victor in the competition, Manfred said Monday.
Of his 47 dingers, three traveled over 500 feet. He jumped into Judge's arms after the slugger won it all, giving fans one of the most heartwarming moments of the night.
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The 28-year-old is also the first pitcher to make consecutive starts since Arizona's Randy Johnson achieved the feat for the National League in 2000-01. "As a result of that, we feel the WBC is crucial as a substitute, a premiere global tournament that allows our players to play for their countries". "I can tell you, he's a monster". "Like, what's going on here?'" Judge said, according to MLB.com. Gary Sánchez was definitely exhausted as he pushed his way through the second round.
"And he's a good person", Archer said.
Judge never exhausted. He never slowed down.
Judge clinched it with No. 11, a blast to straightaway center field with just under two minutes still remaining on the clock.
Calling the event "an incredible experience", Judge is believed to be the first player to hit the closed roof at Marlins Park; however, it didn't count as a homer.
For the season, Judge is hitting.329 with 30 homers and 66 RBIs with a 1.139 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
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