New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso received the 2019 Home Run Derby held at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland and made headlines on Wednesday night time when he crushed a round-tripper that exited Wrigley Field:
This yr’s All-Star festivities had been moved to the batter-friendly Coors Field in Colorado, and Alonso confirmed on Thursday that he will probably be trying to defend his 2019 crown if potential.
The 2020 All-Star celebrations had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m all in,” Alonso stated of the Home Run Derby, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN. “I’m ready. If I get invited, I’d love to do it. I’d love to defend my title.”
Alonso additionally talked about his blast on Wednesday that was measured at 429 ft however was overshadowed by the truth that the Mets had been trounced by the Chicago Cubs 16-4. “I’m very happy that ball went far,” he stated. “I think Statcast kind of stumped me. I think that ball did not (only) go 429 feet, but that’s what the computer says, and I think the computer is wrong.”
Alonso set a rookie report when he hit 53 homers in 2019 and has three residence runs this month. Assuming that he and his teammates can discover some momentum at the plate as soon as the climate warms up, he’ll probably be a favourite to repeat at the Derby if he is requested to take part.