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2021 MLB Residence Run Derby outcomes, takeaways: Pete Alonso defends crown vs. Trey Mancini; Ohtani ousted early

For under the third time in historical past, now we have repeat Residence Run Derby champion. Monday night time, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso bested Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini within the finals of the 2021 Residence Run Derby at Coors Area in Denver.

“I really feel like I am one of the best energy hitter within the sport,” Alonso advised ESPN throughout a tv interview after successful the Residence Run Derby. He earned a $1 million winner’s prize.

Alonso crushed 35 house runs within the first spherical, the very best single-round complete of the night time, and 23 homers within the ultimate spherical to beat Mancini. He beforehand gained the 2019 Residence Run Derby at Progressive Area in Cleveland as a rookie.

Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, the MLB chief with 33 house runs, was ousted in Spherical 1 by Nationals wunderkind Juan Soto. It took two dramatic tiebreakers, nonetheless. Joey Gallo, the No. 2 seed, was ousted by hometown Rockie Trevor Story within the first spherical. Soto hit the night time’s longest house run at 520 ft. 

This is how the 2021 Residence Run Derby performed out.

2021 MLB Residence Run Derby outcomes

First spherical

  • No. 6 Trey Mancini, Orioles (24 homers) defeats No. 3 Matt Olson, Athletics (23 homers)
  • No. 7 Trevor Story, Rockies (20 homers) defeats No. 2 Joey Gallo, Rangers (19 homers)
  • No. 5 Pete Alonso, Mets (35 homers) defeats No. 4 Salvador Perez, Royals (28 homers)
  • No. 8 Juan Soto, Nationals (31 homers) defeats No. 1 Shohei Ohtani, Angels (28 homers) in swing-off

Second spherical

  • Trey Mancini (13 homers) defeats Trevor Story (12 homers)
  • Pete Alonso (16 homers) defeats Juan Soto (15 homers)

Last

  • Pete Alonso (23 homers) defeats Trey Mancini (22 homers)

And listed below are 5 takeaways from Monday night time’s derby.

1. Re-Pete Alonso

Alonso gained the Derby in 2019, after which the 2020 version was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant Alonso got here in because the defending champ. With the win, he turns into simply the third participant ever to win back-to-back Derbies. The opposite two are Yoenis Cespedes in 2013 and 2014 and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999. Related: 

His title is Pete, and he hits taters. Because of this he ought to be nicknamed “Petaters.” 

2. Alonso additionally made first-round historical past

Alonso introduced his presence loudly within the first spherical, as he mashed 35 house runs. That occasioned some derby historical past: 

Add these 35 up and also you get simply shy of three miles of house runs within the first spherical alone. This is a glance: 

Alonso just about wanted such an effort, as his first-round opponent Salvador Perez racked up 28 dingers, which is essentially the most ever by a catcher within the Residence Run Derby. 

3. Mancini turned in an inspiring efficiency

As a survivor of stage 3 colon most cancers, Mancini was already a wealthy supply of inspiration earlier than his efficiency within the derby on Monday night time. However then he went out and made the finals whereas additionally pushing Alonso near the restrict. 

Coming in, Mancini was thought of a longshot by most bookmakers (his +1600 odds to win getting into the night time had been the longest among the many eight-hitter area) however he wound up defying expectations in a giant approach with a win over Olson within the first spherical and hometown rep Story within the second spherical. 

4. Soto despatched Ohtani packing

Shohei Ohtani’s run within the Residence Run Derby was short-lived. Nationals wunderkind Juan Soto eradicated Ohtani in Spherical 1, although it took two dramatic tiebreakers to do it. Ohtani and Soto tied with 22 homers apiece within the preliminary three-minute spherical (plus 60-second bonus time). They then tied with six homers apiece within the one-minute tiebreaker spherical.

The second tiebreaker is a three-swing swing-off and Soto went an ideal 3 for 3. Three swings, three homers. Ohtani didn’t go deep on his first swing and that was it, he was eradicated.

Ohtani hit six 500-foot house runs and 15 475-foot house runs, each data in a single spherical within the Statcast period (2015 to current). Ohtani hit house runs 513, 507, 505, 503, 500, and 500 ft. Soto had the night time’s longest house run at 520 ft.

Though he was eradicated in Spherical 1, Ohtani followers can stay up for the Tuesday’s All-Star Sport, when Ohtani will function the American League’s beginning pitcher and beginning DH.

5. Coors Area didn’t disappoint

MLB properly didn’t retailer the Residence Run Derby baseballs within the Coors Area humidor, so that they actually flew out of the park Monday. No humidor and excessive altitude makes for some good dinger-hittin’. Listed below are the ten longest house runs of the 2021 Residence Run Derby:

  1. 520 ft: Juan Soto (Spherical 1)
  2. 518 ft: Trevor Story (Spherical 1)
  3. 514 ft: Pete Alonso (Spherical 1)
  4. 513 ft: Shohei Ohtani (Spherical 1)
  5. 512 ft: Pete Alonso (Spherical 1)
  6. 509 ft: Pete Alonso (Finals)
  7. 508 ft: Pete Alonso (Finals)
  8. 507 ft: Shohei Ohtani (Spherical 1)
  9. 506 ft: Juan Soto (Spherical 1)
  10. 505 ft: Shohei Ohtani (Spherical 1)

Previous to Monday, the longest Residence Run Derby house run within the Statcast period was a 513-foot blast by Aaron Choose in 2017.  

The longest house run of Spherical 2 was a 498-footer by Alonso. The shortest homer of the night time? A 359-foot wall-scaper by Story in Spherical 1.

Our reside weblog was working all night time with highlights and evaluation. Take a look at the Residence Run Derby’s greatest moments beneath.

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