Yesterday’s Big Story – Yankees 2B Robinson Cano outdueled Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez in thrilling fashion at the 2011 Home Run Derby. Gonzalez tied a record by hitting 11 homers in the final round, but Cano came up clutch and set a new record by blasting 12 shots into the outfield seats at Chase Field to pick up his first Home Run Derby win. (Disclaimer: Cano has hit 15 HR on the season. Fellow 2B Danny Espinosa has hit 16 HR. Go Nats!)
Yesterday’s Star – In a day where not much happened, the star would have to be the aforementioned Cano. A shout out to yours truly, Next Year, D.C., as we set an all-time page views record for our blog thanks to japersrink.com!
Yesterday’s Fail – The National League team in the Home Run Derby. Hand-picked by Milwaukee Brewers star Prince Fielder, they were outslugged in epic fashion by the American League team 76 to 19. SEVENTY-SIX TO NINETEEN. (This doesn’t include the tiebreakers round)
Yesterday in Washington – Honestly, NOTHING happened in Washington.
Today in Washington – The Washington Mystics take on the Seattle Storm at 3 PM. Let’s go ladies! Also, look out for the Nationals’ own Tyler Clippard in the All-Star Game tomorrow! Go Clipp, shut ‘em down!