Brewers’ Aguilar falls short in Home Run Derby

Home Run Derby results today: Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals wins

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.

Harper belted an unreal nine home runs in the final 47 seconds to tie Schwarber with 18 home runs.

Bryce Harper won Monday's Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion at his home ballpark, but it left a sour taste in the mouth of another fan base. The mugshot of Bryce Harper's brother, Bryan - who is technically still part of the Nationals organization, playing for the team's AA affiliate Harrisburg Senators, but who is also definitely not Bryce.

Chandler also made bats for last year's Home Run Derby victor, Aaron Judge.

It was a fight for Schwarber to advance through each round, starting with a close call against Bregman in the first round. Fans (of Schwarber's) saw Harper's father, his pitcher, throwing the pitches before the previous home run had landed.

Bregman followed up Schwarber's round by hitting 15 homers, falling just short as his final batted ball bounced off the wall. It was the best moment that didn't involve Harper.

Leading off the derby, Hoskins cranked 17 jacks to upset 1-seed Jesus Aguilar, who hit 11. Hoskins opened by blasting 20 homers, the highest number that had been hit to that point.

Overall, Schwarber hit 55 home runs on the night, launching several of those over 440 feet. The event simply lacked the kind of star power that it regularly featured in the past, which might not bode well for the future.

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