The Mets first sacker set the record for the foremost home runs during a Home Run Derby first round. He didn’t need overtime to win the second round. And within the finals, he hit each of the primary six pitches he saw in his bonus time for home runs to steer off Oriole’s first sacker Trey Mancini and claim his second straight derby crown. Each round, Alonso placed on a show. He led off against Royals catcher Salvador Perez with 35 homers within the opening round. After Nationals outfielder Juan Soto began the second round with 15 — fresh off an exciting convert Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani — Alonso passed his NL East opponent with 16 homers.
In the finals, Alonso met up with Mancini. A year after he beat Stage III carcinoma, Mancini thrilled the gang, launching 24 homers because the first batter up within the derby. He beat Athletics first sacker Matt Olson then walked off the hometown hero, Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, with 13 homers to Story’s 12.
Coming into the clash at Coors Field, everyone expected to ascertain Ohtani, the No. 1 seed, carry the night. And he did excite within the first round, docking Soto after a slow start and forcing two swing-offs before Soto ultimately won the first-round clash by hitting all three pitches of the second swing-off out for home runs. Ohtani grounded the primary pitch he saw within the final swing-off. Sporting News tracked live updates of the 2021 Home Run Derby throughout the night. Here are all of the bombs you’ll have missed.