Posts Tagged ‘fielder’

2011 State Farm Home Run Derby

Posted: July 12, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Yankees over Red Sox yet again

Yankees 2B Robinson Cano won the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby by beating Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the Final Round. Both hitters set a record for most homers in a final round. A-Gone obviously set his first, and Cano broke it. Both slugged 20 homers thru the first 2 rounds. Brewers 1B and NL team captain Prince Fielder hit the longest homer of the night measured at 474 feet.  Cano’s father Jose, a former major league pitcher, pitched to Cano & Big Papi for the AL team.

After the jump is a video of the catch of the night, and also a preview of the starting lineups for Tuesday’s All Star Game.

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2011 State Farm Home Run Derby Preview

Posted: July 11, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Everybody knows chicks dig the long ball

The 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby will take place Monday night at 8 PM EST from Chase Field in Arizona. This year, it was set up a little differently. There were 2 captains named, one from the AL & one from the NL, and then they chose 3 teammates from their respective leagues.
The American League captain was David Ortiz, the 2010 Home Run Derby champ. The DH has 19 homers this season and this is Big Papi’s 5th Home Run Derby. He chose as his teammates :

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: June 9, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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He was scouted and signed by SILVERMAN BABY!

San Diego Padres prize 1B prospect Anthony Rizzo will be called up to the majors on Thursday. He’s hitting .365 with 16 homers and an OPS of 1.159 in AAA. He’s also the son of hot-headed auto mechanic Frank Rizzo, and nephew of his late Uncle Freddy. Uncle Freddy died???  No word on when Jack Tors will be brought up.

INJURY NEWS

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia has an injured knee and could miss up to a month.

Rays 3B Evan Longoria remains out with the flu.

Blue Jays top prospect 3B Brett Lawrie suffered a fractured hand so his call up has been postponed.  Probably not postponed as long as Harry Getzoff’s.

GAME NOTES

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