Cubs fans are mad Bryce Harper 'cheated' in Home Run Derby
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jul 19, 2018,
Jul 19, 2018, 0:43
Well, the Nationals' slugger launched 45 home runs to win the competition.
The fans dutifully cheered most home runs during the first round, but they saved their loudest cheers for Harper, the last player to step to the plate. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and moved on to play for the Midland RockHounds in 2013 through 2014. Harper gave an uppercut fist pump after matching Kyle Schwarber's 18 homers in the championship round on the final swing of his allotted 4 minutes.
Hoskins drove out 17 homers to eliminate Aguilar who hit 12.
Harper ran into a similar situation his his second round, dragging behind as Muncy led with 12.
Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby will take place tonight at 8:00pm ET from Nationals Park in Washington D.C. The Derby, the fourth installment since the event went to a timed format, can be seen on ESPN.
When Kyle Schwarber was announced as the second Chicago Cubs representative in the 2018 Home Run Derby, not many thought that he would make much of an impact.
Bryce Harper cheated. Or his dad cheated. The Nationals favorite then hit 7 homers in one minute, paving the way to overtake Muncy. If Harper goes yard during the All-Star Game, the Nationals said they will release more $1 tickets.
Next, Schwarber edged the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, 16-15. However, Schwarber hit a hot streak and edged him out with time to spare. Schwarber racked up the highest total of runs with 55. But alas, Max Muncy was on fire, and Javy's 16 dingers weren't enough to get out of the first round.
At the same time, it's the Home Run Derby.