Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Robinson Cano wins the HR Derby

The All Star Break is upon us and the All Star Game will be tonight at 8:00PM.  The State Farm HR Derby was last night and what a show.  The Yankees second baseman defeated Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in the finals to win the derby.  Cano put on quite a show with 12 homers in the final round which set the record for that round.  Gonzalez hit 11 which set a record also before Cano broke it. 

The two guys of course Yankees/Red Sox put on some show, they were hitting shot after shot.  I don't know if some of them even landed yet.  In a nice story Cano had his dad pitching to him and the two embraced after he tied Gonzalez and needed one more to win it.  The Yankees that were there really enjoyed the show.  Russell Martin, Curtis Granderson and Dave Robertson all were watching and having fun with it. 

The All Star Game is tonight to determine home field advantage for the World Series.  The Yankees will then get back to the business of winning a pennant and hoping to have home field advantage in the World Series as they chase #28. 

It should be a great second half with the Yankees and Red Sox neck and neck and that doesn't look like it will change.  The Rays are still lurking around and have plenty of games against those two teams to really get back into it.  The Rays right now are six back of the Sox and five back of the Yankees.  The wild card will be coming out of that division so two of those teams will be in the postseason. 

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