HR Derby tweets: Cespedes prevails

Gar Ryness — you may know him best as

target="_blank">Batting Stance Guy — was on the scene in

New York for the MLB All-Star Game festivities. On Monday night, we

gave him the keys to our @MLBonFOX Twitter account to track all the

fun from the Home Run Derby. His tweets are below.

 

10:56 p.m. ET

Oakland A’s slugger

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/yoenis-cespedes/1332982">Yoenis

Cespedes defeated Washington’s

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player/bryce-harper/1254988">Bryce

Harper for the 2013 Home Run Derby crown. The Cuban native

proudly earned the belt with his ninth blast, a 455-foot shot, in

the final round — and he still had five outs to go.

Final-round results — most in round wins

(first two rounds don’t count)

Cespedes — 9 (longest 455 feet)

Harper — 8 (447 feet)

Second-round results — top two composite

scores advanced

Cespedes — 6 (longest 416 feet) = Total 23

Harper — 8 (432 feet) = Total 16

Michael Cuddyer — 8 (417 feet) = Total 15

Chris Davis — 4 (461 feet) = Total 12

First-round results — top four advanced

Cespedes — 17 (longest 456 feet)

Davis — 8 (451 feet)

Harper — 8 (471 feet)

Cuddyer — 7 (421 feet)

Pedro Alvarez — 6 (461 feet)

Prince Fielder — 5 (483 feet)

David Wright — 5 (403 feet)

Robinson Cano — 4 (406 feet)

4:45 p.m.

Hitting for the NL will be Colorado’s Michael Cuddyer (16 homers

this season), the Mets’ David Wright (13), Pittsburgh’s Pedro

Alvarez (24) and Washington’s Bryce Harper (13). However, some

— including teammate Adam Eaton — feel Arizona slugger

Paul Goldschmidt, who has 21 homers and leads the NL with 77 RBI,

should be in the NL lineup.

 

Representing the AL is Baltimore’s Chris Davis, who leads the

majors with 37 homers, Detroit’s Prince Fielder (16), the Yankees’

Robinson Cano (21) and Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes (15). Fielder, the

defending champ and also the 2009 winner — when he was with

the Milwaukee Brewers — hopes to tie Ken Griffey Jr. as the

only slugger to claim three HR Derby trophies.

 

The Fox Sports Girls are in New York, too. Here’s FS Southwest

Girl Kaime’s prediction.