Harper to take on Freeman in Home Run Derby


Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper will take on Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in an all-NL East matchup in the primary spherical of the Home Run Derby on Monday night time.

The 25-year-old Harper is the second seed at his house ballpark by advantage of his 22 homers via Tuesday’s video games. Freeman, the highest NL vote-getter for Tuesday night time’s All-Star Sport at Nationals Park, is the seventh seed with 16 homers.

“It needs to be enjoyable. I am hoping the followers are excited for him and he will get nervous and will get a zero,” Freeman stated. “However we’ll see what occurs.”

The sphere was revealed Wednesday night time.

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar faces Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins in the opening spherical. Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy meets Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez, and Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman faces Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber.

It is the second Home Run Derby for Harper, and the primary for the remainder of the sphere. Harper misplaced to Yoenis Cespedes in the 2013 ultimate at Citi Discipline in New York.

Aguilar is the highest seed with 23 homers. He additionally received the ultimate NL roster spot on Wednesday for the All-Star Sport.

Baez and Schwarber are the 18th pair of teammates to enter the identical Derby. The Cubs additionally had two gamers in the competitors in 2015 when Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo competed in Cincinnati.

The inclusion of Muncy offers the Dodgers a Derby participant for the fifth consecutive yr. The 27-year-old Muncy has 21 homers this season in his first main league motion since he hit two homers in 51 video games with Oakland in 2016.




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