Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby
MIAMI (AP) — Fresh off launching two more longballs in Miami's final game before the break, Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park to defend his All-Star Home Run Derby crown.
No doubt, many fans want to see Stanton swing away against Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge for the title.
The first-round matchups are: Stanton vs. Gary Sanchez, Judge vs. Justin Bour, Cody Bellinger vs. Charlie Blackmon, and Mike Moustakas vs. Miguel Sano.
Maybe someone will light up the kooky home run sculpture beyond the outfield wall in Miami. Josh Hamilton put on quite a show in the 2008 Derby at Yankee Stadium, homering on 13 straight swings.
But not every slugger does damage — Mike Piazza, Jim Thome and defending champ Robinson Cano are among those who whiffed in shutout rounds.