Sunday has apparently been a day of glove shenanigans — first, Giancarlo Stanton lost his glove trying to catch an almost-home run, then White Sox pitcher Derek Holland had to improvise on this play against the Mariners. Robinson Cano hit one right toward Holland, who caught it behind his back. Holland couldn’t get the ball out of the glove, so with quick thinking on his feet, he threw his ball-containing glove toward first to get Cano out. Holland had to request a new glove.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to defend his title at the 2017 Home Run Derby, with seven other sluggers challenging him at his home park.
Stanton hit 61 home runs in three rounds to win the 2016 Derby at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a Home Run Derby record in the process. He’s the favorite this year — Bovada has Stanton installed as a 7/5 favorite — but there are several young challengers to the throne.
Aaron Judge already broke Joe DiMaggio’s 81-year-old New York Yankees rookie record for home runs in a season, and there are still 76 games remaining. His teammate Gary Sanchez tied a record last season for fastest to 20 career home runs in major league history, only to have Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger break it this season.
The single-elimination, bracketed format has proven quite exciting over Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping the last three years, and with the contestants in this year’s field, that home run contraption beyond the center field wall in Miami figures to be quite busy all of Monday night.
Other than Stanton, the other seven contestants are first-timers in the Cheap Vintage NHL Jerseys Home Run Derby. Stanton got the top seed by virtue of being the defending champion, and the others were ordered by home run totals through July 4.