Dodgers news ...
Joc Pederson put on a show in the 2019 Home Run Derby, but ultimately fell short to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the semifinals. You can read about what went down here.
One time for @yungjoc650 and Dino. #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/2AYghPfWxf— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 9, 2019
Howard Cole reviewed the top 10 Dodger Stadium home runs. Prepare yourself for a lot of happy memories.
On a more dismal note, Molly Knight of The Athletic compiled a list of players from each team who is most responsible for the Dodgers’ recent demise. Subscription to The Athletic is required.
Around the league ...
Mets rookie Pete Alonso won the 2019 Home Run Derby, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (and Joc) won the night.
Goodnight. #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/CuFrPv4dDM— MLB (@MLB) July 9, 2019
The Celebrity All-Star Game is something else ... JR Smith played without a shirt (insert laughing emoji).
JR Smith must think the All-Star Celebrity Game is shirts & skins, smh. pic.twitter.com/tk2hNqBYuV— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 9, 2019
Justin Verlander said he believes Major League Baseball is purposefully juicing baseballs to increase more offense. ESPN’s Jeff Passan has the story.
”Major League Baseball’s turning this game into a joke. They own Rawlings, and you’ve got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill. They own the f---ing company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it’s not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened.”
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s MLB All-Star Game. This article also includes plenty of fun facts!