The 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field includes some of baseball’s most exciting as Mets first baseball player Pete Alonso returns to defend the crown he has held since the last event two years ago.
All eyes will be on top ranker Shohei Ohtani, who leads the majors with 33 home runs in the All-Star Break. The two-way star of The Angels will get his chance to shine in the derby 24 hours before he hits the field as AL’s primary bowler and midsummer classic hitter.
Alonso, Winner 2019, is seeded No. 5 and faces Royals masak Salvador Perez in the first round.
Stay tuned for all-night live updates as the house flies over Denver’s skies:
Home Run Derby Round 1
No. 6 Tre Mancini (The Orioles) defeated No. 3 Matt Olson (Athletics)
- Mancini – 24 Hours – Longest 496 feet: Mancini caught fire after he took a break in the middle of the usual time and earned himself an extra minute. A perfect tour for a cancer survivor.
- Olson – 23 hours – Longest 495 feet: Olson struggled out of the gate but didn’t waste a swing and had the chance to hook Mancini to the bell but he made it into the right court line.
No. 2 Joey Gallo (Rangers) vs No. 7 Trevor Storey (Rockies)
- Story – 19 hours – Longest 518 feet: The hometown favorite had the fans on their feet and beat up some monster reptiles at the stadium he calls home.
No. 1 Shohei Ohtani (Angels) vs No. 8 Juan Soto (Nationals)
No. 4 Salvador Perez (Royals) vs No. 5 Pete Alonso (Mets)