Results tagged ‘ Home Run Derby ’
This past weekend, I was able to play my first baseball of the spring.
Nick and Bryan Pelescak and I got together for a round of home run derby
at a field in South Fayette. Amy came along and took a few pictures.
We did three rounds of home run derby. The first round consisted of 15
outs, and the other two rounds were ten outs each. Any swing that
didn’t result in a home run was considered an out.
It was a pretty close contest, with the final score being Me 9 HR, Bryan Pelescak 8 HR, and Nick 4 HR.
The dimensions of the field were about 300 feet to left field, that’ pretty much where we all hit the entire time.
Here’s some pictures that Amy snapped from the bench.
Nick Pelescak pitching:
Making contact, hitting a line drive:
One of two home runs that I hit in round one:
Pitching to Bryan Pelescak
Bryan connects for a homer:
Me heading to the outfield:
Nick Pelescak taking a swing:
The last time we played home run derby last fall I think the score was also 9-8, with me barely edging Nick.
Spring is here. Baseball is back.
Figure I’d post this before the HR Derby starts up.
Pick to win it all : Ryan Howard.
I was at the HR Derby in 2006 when he won it all at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. St Louis is close to his home town, I don’t think he’ll disappoint.
Runner Up? I’ll go with Albert Pujols.
He doesn’t hit many in batting practice that I’ve seen, but that’s just his approach – hit line drives. I think he’ll be there at the end.
Longest HR of the night prediction? Prince Fielder.
After seeing him in Cleveland, I think he pulls a little off the ball when he tries to hit homers, resulting in line drives or grounders to second.
Player most likely to hang a goose egg? I’ll go with Brandon Inge.
He’s got some pop with 21 HR, but nerves will get the best of him – like Jason Bay in his first derby.
Player that isn’t an All Star but would win it all if he was in this derby? Matt Stairs.
With Pat Burrell close behind. Those guys batting practice approach is to see how far they can hit every single ball, with results.