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2021 Home Run Derby Thread

No Pirates in this year’s Derby, but that doesn’t mean we can’t join in on the fun.

2019 Home Run Derby Set Number: X162753 TK1

While there might not be any Pittsburgh Pirates participating in tonight’s Home Run Derby in Colorado, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate and appreciate tonight.

Tonight, Los Angeles Angels DH Shohei Ohtani is the headliner and the favorite in tonight’s eight-man field and he battles Washington Nationals OF Juan Soto in the 1-8 matchup.

Texas Rangers OF Joey Gallo is lined up as the 2-seed facing off against the hometown hero Rockies SS Trevor Story.

Oakland Athletics OF Matt Olson will go head-to-head against Baltimore Orioles OF Trey Mancini in the 3-6 matchup. Mancini is less than a year removed from beating colon cancer and has a team-leading 16 homers this season for the O’s.

The 4-5 matchup pits Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez against New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, who is looking to defend his 2019 title.

BD community, this is your Home Run Derby thread for the evening. Enjoy!