Everyone expected Aaron Judge—the big-ass human being who has the most home runs in MLB so far this year—to win. That doesn’t mean I have to accept it, though. I mean, he did win, but it wasn’t that fair. Aaron Judge is too big and cute. Why the hell does he play for the Yankees? God damn it.
A major problem for Miguel Sano all night, especially in the earlier rounds, was that his pitcher—Fernando Tatis—was not throwing him balls fast enough. MLB changed the format for the MLB home run derby last year so there is actually a clock now. Wasting time standing there deciding if you want to throw another ball instead of just throwing it makes a big difference now.
For some reason, Miguel Sano literally went first in the Home Run Derby. He only hit eleven home runs, but it was good enough to beat Royal Mike Moustakas. He hit eleven home runs over Yankees Gary Sanchez’s ten to make it to the final round too. Woot?
But Miguel Sano was no match for Aaron Judge. Alas. God damn. SIGH. I’M OVER IT.