New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge and and Miami Marlins slugger Justin Bour engaged in a homerfest that clearly had everyone in Marlins Park either on the edge of their seats or hiding under them. Perhaps Stanton will have better luck, though many have Judge taking it all.
"A lot more fans", Judge said.
Stanton, who hit a 496-foot shot on Monday, set a Home Run Derby previous year by smashing 61 homers in San Diego.
TV broadcaster F.P. Santangelo tweeted that he was told no one has ever hit the Marlins Park's roof, including Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, who is nearly as big as Judge at 6 feet 6 inches and 245 pounds.
He responded by doing what phenoms do: He cinched up his belt, stepped in the box and put on a show.
The fourth seed is Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and he will go up against five seed Miguel Sano from the Minnesota Twins. Judge has created an incredible buzz around the majors and that should continue in his initial MLB Home Run Derby appearance.
New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez returns to the dugout after an at-bat in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, We. Maybe some other people that haven't seen him take BP were a little bit surprised.
And to think, here's what Judge was saying before the event: "I'm just trying to make it out of the first round".
Connecting on the winning homer with one second left on the clock, Bellinger advanced to the semifinals of the Home Run Derby with a 15-14 win over Blackmon on Monday night. Three have won: Robinson Cano (now with Mariners) in 2011, Jason Giambi in 2002 and Tino Martinez in 1997. Forget all the numbers above and consider this one: 496.
"He'll hit some balls in the Home Run Derby that people won't believe", Holliday said Monday by phone at his home in Jupiter, Fla.
Bellinger, who earlier this season became the first player in baseball history to hit 27 home runs in his first 57 career games, was no match.
"Aaron Judge is a beast", Joel Embiid tweeted. "That kid is freaking unbelievable". "The first time I saw him, he was in a crowd". Nobody can beat him. Nevertheless, this NL West matchup between LA's top slugger and Charlie Blackmon should be an interesting one to watch.
Judge's roof power is no fluke.