The 2023 MLB All-Star Game will take place at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, over the course of two days, starting today (June 11). On the 11th, the Home Run Derby will showcase MLB’s best power hitters, and on the 12th, the All-Star Game will feature stars from both leagues.
This year’s Home Run Derby will feature the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The next day’s All-Star Game will see the National League take on the American League with the fiery swing of Ohtani.
Will Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. be able to pull off the upset against New York Mets’ Pete Alonso? Alonso and Guerrero Jr. faced off in the final round of the 2019 Home Run Derby.
The two battled tooth and nail, with Pete Alonso coming out on top. But the real winner of the Home Run Derby was Guerrero Jr. Guerrero Jr. became the all-time record holder for home runs in the Home Run Derby, totaling 91.
With Alonso still showing off his power this season, ranking third in MLB in home runs (26), it will be interesting to see if Guerrero Jr. can stop Alonso’s quest for a Home Run Derby trifecta.
Shohei Ohtani, who has been named to the All-Star Game roster for three straight years, will start this year only as a designated hitter. The team deemed it unlikely that he would be able to play in the All-Star Game due to the blisters he suffered on his hand during the last series against the San Diego Padres, according to local media. 안전놀이터추천
As of Tuesday morning, Ohtani leads the MLB in home runs (32), OPS (1.050), and slugging percentage (0.663). Meanwhile, Kodai Senga (New York Mets), who broke into the major leagues this season, will join the National League All-Star pitching roster. If Senga is selected to pitch in the All-Star Game, he will face Shohei Ohtani in a two-hitter.