The Home Run Derby has caught a lot of flack of late, but this year's event surely made some rethink their opinion.
The Cubs outfielder hit a whopping 55 total homers, barely losing to Harper in the final.
Yes, it was. The Home Run Derby was tonight. On his second swing of bonus time, which he earned by belting a 473-foot shot in regulation, Harper hit number 19 to send the home crowd into a frenzy.
The 2015 NL MVP beat Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and Max Muncy of the Dodgers before trumping the fifth-seeded Schwarber, who put the pressure on with a solid outing before Harper stepped to the plate. After the first two head-to-head sets by the major leaguers, the finalists in the All-Star High School Home Run Derby - top national prospects Rece Hinds and Bobby Witt Jr. - took their turns, with Witt winning with just seconds remaining in his turn. The difference was the pair of homers that Schwarber hit during 30 seconds of extra time.More news: Amazon Prime Day Crashes Amazon’s Website
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League celebrates after his first round win during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Mon., July 16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Each round, players will be given four minutes to hit as many home runs as possible.
The semifinal matchup between Schwarber and Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins went down to the final swing. Harper is also the first left-handed hitter to win the Derby since Prince Fielder in 2012.
The first round started out with a bang, as Hoskins hit 17 out of the park and defeating Aguilar, who had only 12.
No. 3 seed Max Muncy vs.