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The 2011 MLB Home Run Derby was pretty much a mirror image of all that came before it. Usually in these things, the first round sees the biggest totals put out, after which the competitors begin to tucker out (especially in the final round). Not this year.
No player even hit TEN HR’s out of Chase Field in the first round, and the second round was pretty pedestrian as well. But then, in the final round, both Adrian Gonzalez and Robinson Cano put on quite a show, with Cano ultimately coming out on top. He had that “pure pull” swing working all night long; looking as if he was doing little more than flicking his wrists to send the ball deep into right field.
Despite the slow start, it was still (as usual) a fun show to watch!
Tonight, Jered Weaver will take the mound for the AL, while Roy “Doc” Halladay will start for the NL in the All-Star Game.
Two pitches decided the outcome of the game tonight:
#1…the one to Danny Valencia that Danny Boy sent 426 feet into the second deck in leftfield;
#2…the one that Jered Weaver grooved to Michael Cuddyer after Cuddy had fouled off all sorts of pitches high and low, outside and in, but eventually turning it into a three-run double.
Preview (72-52, 1st, 5.0 GA CWS): Nick Blackburn (7-7, 6.66) vs. Rich Harden (4-4, 5.45). With Slowey on the DL, Blackie is back and (hopefully) here to stay now.