Yes people, the Home Run Derby went on as planned Monday night. Players showed up to hit home runs, people watched, Chris Berman did his thing and Pitbull performed a concert. Heck, I live blogged the event.
In the end, Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby. He easily made it to the finals thanks to his 17 home runs in the first round. For added insurance, Cespedes hit six in the second round to finish with a two-round total of 23.
Bryce Harper edged out Michael Cuddyer to reach the championship round. Chris Davis was the other semifinalist as he finished with 12 home runs after two rounds.
In the finals, Harper hit eight home runs to take the lead. Cespedes responded by hitting nine to win the title.
Pedro Alvarez, David Wright, Robinson Cano and Prince Fielder were the other derby competitors but they were eliminated in the first round.
Both Cespedes and Harper were great Monday night. They made it interesting and worth watching, if nothing else.
If you’re wondering how many times Chris Berman said “Back,” I really couldn’t tell you. I lost count after three or four. I’ll say this, he said it a lot. A lot!
If you want the Pitbull concert footage, I suggest you search for it on YouTube.