Carlos Beltran had the second longest home run at the 2012 StateFarm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Monday night. But it wasn’t enough for the Cardinals slugger!
Beltran knocked seven homers in the first round. This led all NL participants and just so happened to be enough to get him a ticket to the second round of action. In that second round, Beltran hit five homers. Giving him 12 total times for ESPN’s Chris Berman to scream out another “Back, back, back, back!” Yes. Scream!
Prince Fielder ended up winning the derby. He knocked five homers in round one. In round 2, Fielder had a huge come back and hit 11 homers, giving him a total of 16 homers. Fielder went up against Jose Baustista in the final round. Bautista hit seven dingers while Fielder won it all with 12 shots.
Beltran did hit a 459 foot blast. The longest blast came off the bat of Fielder, who launched one 476 feet. Boom!
Not exactly the highly entertaining slugfest we’ve seen in past Home Run Derby’s.
Here’s hoping Beltran and the rest of the National League step up and win tonight! … This counts, ya know!
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor for Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She’s also lead writer at Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.