January 29, 2023

New York Mets’ Pete Alonso defeats Baltimore Oriole’s Trey Mancini in the final and is back as home run derby champion

Denver – New York Med Slacker Pete Alonso Baltimore knocks out Orioles’ first baseman and becomes third-back-home run derby champion Trey Mancini In the final round Monday night in front of an electric, sold out crowd at Coors Field.

Mancini, who underwent chemotherapy for the 2020 season after being diagnosed with colon cancer, entered the event with the second longest odds of winning. But he won the Oakland Athletes’ first paceman Matt Olson And the Colorado Rockies Shortcut Trevor story To advance to the finals, where he scored a total of 22 home runs.

Alonso, who followed Mancini in the final, scored four home runs in his first six swings. He was 12 years old when he finished with 36 seconds left in his opening two minutes. He produced five more, 17 of which entered his 60-second bonus time, then scored six more in the next 29 seconds, finishing with 23 home runs and capturing the trophy, as well as a bejeweled, spinning necklace.

Alonso also scored 23 home runs to bring down the Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. In the final round of the 2019 event. All-Star Game and related festivals were canceled last year due to a corona virus infection.

Los Angeles Angels two way feeling Shohai Othani, The title of the event and the No. 1 seed, removed by the Washington Nationals star Juan Choto After a rousing first round, he included two tiebreakers and 61 home runs, 10 of which traveled more than 500 feet.

Othani started slowly, building only one house in his first 16 swings. But he rallied late – thanks to the Angels team’s immediate phone call Mic out – and scored two home runs in the last 10 seconds of his round to equal Choto’s original total of 22. They each followed up with six home runs in a minute tiebreaker. But Choto went 3-for-3, while Othani made a tough grounder on the right and finished his night.

This year’s Derby – a three-round, eight-player, time-bound block-style match – took place at the game’s worst hitter-friendly ballpark, high environment with baseballs not stored in the moisture trying to normalize the mile.

The first round showed it.

It made 208 home runs, three of which surpassed the previous Derby record of 513 feet, set by the New York Yankees star. Judge Aaron In 2017. Stotcast began tracking home run distances at the event six years ago.

Othani scored 15 home runs that traveled more than 475 feet, and Choto hit a 520-foot right deck on the third deck. Of Kansas City Salvador Perez He amassed 28 home runs, which was more than a catch, and he didn’t get a chance to get out of the first round. He lost to Alonso, who scored 35 home runs, and was third in any derby round.

Three of the four first-round matches went under the wire. Olson followed Mancini one by one, and his last swing created a deep impulse to the right. Texas Rangers offfielder Joey Gallo, Who came in late hot, had a shy nature to build the story, but the rest of his last swing created a flying ball that was embarrassing to the center-field fence.

Story, which is expected to be traded by the end of this month, only hit 12 second-round homers, surpassing the total Mancini relatively easily.

Alonso Choto was a shy man who could build a total of 15 in the second round, then called out that time was running out with one minute left, refused a water, cheered the crowd on, then immediately hit two majestic houses to advance to the final round.

He finished with a total of 74 home runs, winning consecutive titles alongside Ken Griffith Jr. (1998-99) and Yoinis Gospets (2013-14).