Monday’s MLB Home Run Derby saw some disappointing ratings for ESPN despite Bryce Harper’s thrilling win, and some of that was about sluggers like Aaron Judge deciding not to participate. Well, Judge and two other All-Stars who weren’t in the Home Run Derby hit some bombs in MLB Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Here’s how Judge started it off in the top of the second against Washington Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer:
Not long after that, Judge’s American League teammate Mike Trout swatted one off of New York Mets’ pitcher Jacob DeGrom:
And Harper, who was being interviewed by Fox’s Joe Buck during that home run, continued on with his praise of Trout afterwards:
Following that, Chicago Cubs’ catcher Willson Contreras hit a solo shot of his own to pull the National League back within one:
So there have been plenty of dingers in this one. Even if it isn’t the official Home Run Derby.