MLB Home Run Derby 2017

11 July, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press

Worldwide pop star Pitbull will be performing before the home run derby. Current home run king Aaron Judge takes the second spot, as he leads all of baseball with 30 first-half home runs. No. 4 seed Mike Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals is matched against Minnesota slugger Miguel Sano, the fifth seed. In 51 previous plate appearances at Marlins park, Blackmon is hitting.234 with 2 home runs.

Stanton won this event a year ago and now returns to defend his title on his home field. Maybe Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, another rookie can shine?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are now listed as co-favorites to win, as each is listed with +200 odds.

The long-ball hitting contest, a highlight of the run-up to the All-Start Game on July 11 at Marlins Park, sets up like a heavyweight clash from boxing's glory days with 6-foot-7 Judge going against 6-foot-6 Stanton.

Major League Baseball announced the bracket (last week). The Yankees slugger now leads the league with 29 home runs.

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
MLB Home Run Derby 2017

The first round will see Stanton face New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. Judge will open the derby by taking on Miami's Justin Bour.

He traveled out west last summer just to take swings in the Home Run Derby, which turned out to be a pretty good move.

Sano, in his third season, is already approaching his career high of homers (25) with 21 and is a big reason the Twins are one of the AL's surprises in 2017 after leading the majors in losses in 2016.

The format allows each player four minutes per round to hit as many homers as possible. Then a Judge/Stanton final would be potentially epic.

Stanton is tied with Cincinnati Reds first basemen Joey Votto for the NL home run lead with 26 so far this season.

Trump Tweets False Comey Claim After Misleading 'Fox And Friends' Report
The Hill instead writes that of the seven memos Comey prepared after his conversations with Trump, four were marked classified. Comey, though, testified that he considered the memos to be his own personal property, not that of the government.

Recommended:

  • Canada's British Columbia battles wildfires

    Canada's British Columbia battles wildfires

    Skrepnek said the Wildfire Service's 1,000 firefighters are all involved in the effort along with crews from forestry companies. The New Brunswickers are among about 300 firefighters being sent to British Columbia from other parts of the country.
    Spider-Man's New Suit Has a Famous Voice Familiar to Marvel!

    Spider-Man's New Suit Has a Famous Voice Familiar to Marvel!

    After the infamous 2014 Sony hack, Pascal was ousted from her post at the top of the studio, and began to focus on producing. Starting with " Despicable Me 3 ", which is headed for a $34 million second frame, or a 53% drop from last weekend.
    James Harden tops Stephen Curry with a $228 million contract

    James Harden tops Stephen Curry with a $228 million contract

    With Howard gone, the Rockets put Harden at the center of everything they do on offense, and it paid off in a major way. The Houston Rockers superstar just signed the biggest National Basketball Association contract extension , ever. "Mr.
  • Miami Beach area swimmer attacked by shark

    Miami Beach area swimmer attacked by shark

    The man, who was able to get out of the water and get aid from lifeguards, was taken to Aventura Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
    Hudson Valley commuters face

    Hudson Valley commuters face "Summer of Hell"

    Do the people around you seem to know what they're doing? But neither will the next two months be a one-off. She took the train from Hicksville and got to the Empire State Building on 34th Street in about an hour.
    California fires spread quickly in record-breaking heat

    California fires spread quickly in record-breaking heat

    The Whittier Fire is now estimated to have burned approximately 3,000 acres with some outbuildings lost at 0% containment. According to Los Angeles Times , the fast-moving wildfires spread across 19,000 acres amid soaring temperatures.
  • Secretary of State Tillerson Visits Ukraine

    The Secretary appointed a special representative for Ukraine last week, in an effort to further involve the U.S.in the region. Poroshenko thanked Tillerson for the continued USA commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
    'GST Rate Finder' App launched by Government to check New Rates

    'GST Rate Finder' App launched by Government to check New Rates

    Once downloaded, you will be able to see three catogories namely ' TAX rates: Goods", "TAX rates: Services' and Information @CBEC. It also contains the description of goods or services and the chapter heading of the Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN).
    Uran sprints to dramatic win after Porte and Thomas crash out

    Uran sprints to dramatic win after Porte and Thomas crash out

    It was a thrilling finish to a remarkable stage, but the nasty crashes for Thomas and Porte took the shine off the day's racing. I've just seen the images of Richie Porte's crash and that leaves you with a disgusting feeling.
  • Tesla Model 3 revealed: Say hello to Tesla's first mass production auto

    Tesla Model 3 revealed: Say hello to Tesla's first mass production auto

    Expectations run even higher than the steep climb the Model 3 - also captured here in a rogue YouTube video - faces, it seems. The company has not updated that figure, though analysts have estimated it is now somewhere between 400,000 and 500,000.
    Fighting Ostapenko eager to enjoy Venus clash

    Fighting Ostapenko eager to enjoy Venus clash

    If I didn't do it in the first round, I'm not going to do it now", said the 25-year-old. If Halep beats Konta in the last eight, she will become world number one.
    Foreign doctors say Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo could safely be moved

    Foreign doctors say Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo could safely be moved

    The doctors' visit comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Hamburg, Germany, for a G20 summit ending Saturday. A woman who answered the hospital telephone earlier on Friday said she did not know about Liu's case.


Popular

Dalian Wanda Selling its Theme Parks, Hotels as Disney China Outpaces It
Last year Disney opened a theme park in Shanghai, its fourth outside the United States after Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Wanda had earmarked a more than 300 billion yuan investment for its cultural and tourism projects.

White House Confuses Taiwan And China In Painful G20 Press Release Blunder
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman later noted that the Trump White House apologized and corrected its error. China is referred to as the "People's Republic of China".

Donald Trump Jr met Russian lawyer before election
In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr . said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance. Kushner did not disclose any foreign contacts prior to filing the most recent version of the security clearance form.

One Dead, Eight Injured After Shooting At Ohio Gender Reveal Party
Investigators are waiting to interview all the surviving shooting victims before determining if the men are suspects, Love said. Police were called to a residence in the 9900 block of Capstan Drive, near Northgate Mall.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana meets England cricketers Joe Root, Moeen Ali
Bairstow, the son of late former England wicket-keeper David Bairstow, has often been criticised for the quality of his glovework. His return gave Ali overall figures of 10 for 112 - the first 10-wicket match-haul of his 38-Test career.