Monday, July 13, 2015

Pederson's HR Derby Camp: Padilla? Padilla. That's All, Folks

Not the first time we've used that joke

Our own Joc Pederson goes up against Manny Machado in the first round of the Home Run Derby tonight (5p PT), and the only ESPN pundit to predict Pederson will win the contest is Doug Padilla.

I don't know if I can keep up with all the changes in the new HR Derby format, but maybe being a rookie will allow Pederson to not be weighed down by the format rigidities of the past.

Or maybe, he'll just get hot at the right time.

photo: five years later, it's still AP

138 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

I am just hoping Joc doesn't strike out too many times

karen said...

Alanna was joking last week that Joc would be the first player to either walk or strikeout in the HR Derby

Orel said...

I'm just hoping Joc gets at least 6 HR

QuadSevens said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/hr_derby.jsp

According to this page, the most HRs by a Dodger in the derby is 2 by Mondesi in 1995 and Kemp 2011. Hee-Seop Choi hit 5 in 2005, but that was the year everyone was playing for their country, not their MLB team. He didn't make it past round 1 either.

So I'm with Orel. Hit at least 6 Joc!

Jason said...

Derby might get rained out. They've changed the time limits to try and squeeze what they can in if it clears up for a bit.

Stupid Cincinnati weather, it's almost as bad as that abomination they call chili.

QuadSevens said...

Just read the format for the derby. Sounds terrible. I'm guessing a few guys won't even get 10 "outs" in 4 minutes.

Orel said...

I've never had Skyline Chili

spank said...

CHENTE!!

Fred's Brim said...

is there anything more awkward than a concert on the field at a sporting event? Nobody in the stadium gives a shit and neither does anybody watching on TV

this band sounds like if Maroon 5 was humped by Bruce Springstein

Fred's Brim said...

Chris Berman, shut your goddamn mouth

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, red LA hat on Joc

Fred's Brim said...

I heard the Reds couldn't even sell out this game

Orel said...

Why are we putting these players on a pedestal?

Fred's Brim said...

Junior throwing out the first pitch to his dad
he threw from about halfway between the mound and home

Fred's Brim said...

Rizzo going too fast, calls timeout. Players are going to get tired if they don't pace themselves

Orel said...

Lobbed it

Fred's Brim said...

they should probably do it like BP, do 6-8 and take a walk around the cage

Orel said...

Rizzo 5 so far

Orel said...

He looks kind of gassed

Fred's Brim said...

one of the wonderful things about this format is that there are far fewer "back back backs" from Chris Berman

Fred's Brim said...

the rounds after the first are going to be poor, they are going to be so tired

Fred's Brim said...

it's only a matter of time before one of the kids in the outfield get nailed with a liner

Orel said...

Do they get extra points for that?

Fred's Brim said...

It's not fair for the guy going first - he has to go the whole time. the guy going second just has to match him. There should be some incentive made to keep a guy in the box, like maybe reseeding them based on first round homers

Orel said...

Didn't Rizzo get some kind of bonus time?

Fred's Brim said...

he got bonus time for hitting long homers, over 425 feet or something. Seems more like a penalty to me.
"you mean I have to keep hitting?"

Orel said...

Prince is acting like he's been here before

Fred's Brim said...

Fielder's gonna need some oxygen after this
and a sandwich

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, hillbilly Reds fans, like Cards fans but without the infuriating sense of superiority

Fred's Brim said...

how can that be 428 when it hit just above the 404 sign?

Orel said...

Much less admirin' time this year

Orel said...

What was Fielder's longest HR?

Fred's Brim said...

The Boone in the announcer's booth saying it's good to see how sound and short the hitter's swings are. That sounds like a shot at Joc

Fred's Brim said...

I thought I saw a 495 but the graphic didnt stay up very long

spank said...

back back back back...SHUT THE FUCK UP CHRIS BERMAN!

Orel said...

IT'S A TIE

Orel said...

Frazier!

Orel said...

It's amazing how the slo-mo replays show that these guys don't blink during a swing

QuadSevens said...

I thought the format was gonna suck. I was wrong. This is pretty fun to watch.

Orel said...

Twitter is unanimous about it!

spank said...

Down goes Fielder! Down goes Fielder!

Orel said...

Choke, Machado!

Fred's Brim said...

where's Berman for this round? off getting a roast beef sandwich? and another sandwich?

Orel said...

Machado at 10 so far. I don't see Joc beating that

Orel said...

@FB, 5:55p: Some baby-back-back-back-back-back-back ribs?

Fred's Brim said...

me neither
I really hope he doesnt

Orel said...

Machado: 12

spank said...

John Morrell..the po' mans Farmer John.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - ugh

and probably yes

Fred's Brim said...

hehe good call, Spank

Orel said...

Joc has such a corkscrew of a swing

Fred's Brim said...

that one wasnt a homer, got a hand from a fan

Orel said...

Holy shit he's doing it

Fred's Brim said...

who is throwing his BP?

spank said...

goddamn PEDERSON!

Orel said...

JOC!

Fred's Brim said...

one of those shouldn't have counted

Orel said...

ssshhhhh FB

Orel said...

Did you see Joc go opposite field for a few dingers?

MR.F said...

Yay home runs

spank said...

this new format does kick ass.

Orel said...

Joc long 487?

QuadSevens said...

He made that look so easy!

spank said...

something like that Orel. that's the one that almost exited stage right center field.

Orel said...

He just looks so unassuming. Kid rakes

Orel said...

If I were an Angels fan, I would worry about Pujols doing the HRD

Orel said...

When did Pujols become The Rock?

Orel said...

Pujols looks gassed but he beats Bryant

Orel said...

Joc vs. Pujols. Joc's got this

spank said...

Damn. Pulgas has aged quickly. that wasn't impressive at all.

Orel said...

Just was reminded Joc & Pujols have bonded. Even cooler

Orel said...

I wonder if MLB tested this new HRD format with minor leaguers

Orel said...

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 3m

Top 5 longest HR of Round 1 (@statcast)
1. Joc Pederson 487
2. Prince Fielder 474
3. Manny Machado 469
4. Pederson 468
5. Josh Donaldson 465

spank said...

Berman doing his best Steiner impressions on weak fly balls.

Orel said...

Frazier looks gassed. Finals totals going to be low

spank said...

Pederson needs to hit a quick dozen and then he'll be cool

Fred's Brim said...

Eric Davis sighting

Orel said...

Eric Davis looks younger than some current players

Fred's Brim said...

I always liked Davis, more than Straw, when they were Dodgers. He was more of a guy you could root for than Darryl

Fred's Brim said...

I bet he's better than Alex Guerrero

Orel said...

Ha!

Orel said...

C'mon Joc!

Orel said...

Joc looks off right out the gate

Orel said...

1

Orel said...

2

Orel said...

3

spank said...

that's a wrap. Joc's trippin'

Orel said...

All outta sync

Orel said...

4

Orel said...

5

Orel said...

6

Orel said...

7!

Orel said...

8!

Orel said...

9!

Fred's Brim said...

how did he turn on #8?

Orel said...

9 it is. Good job, Joc!

Fred's Brim said...

that's fine

Orel said...

Oh wait, bonus time.

Orel said...

BonusTime™

Fred's Brim said...

wow, 3 in the last 30

spank said...

a dozen

Fred's Brim said...

of all the guys in this competition, I think Joc has the least chance of this messing up his swing. I think the reps might actually do him good

spank said...

why am i nervous?

Fred's Brim said...

those bonus homers looming large

spank said...

i think Pulgas got this

spank said...

alrighty then. kind of feels rigged. i'll take it.fuck it.

Fred's Brim said...

Joc goes first again, I wonder if he has any legs left

spank said...

i think he has some steam left,FB. he just needs to get on a roll.

Fred's Brim said...

that long swing is feeling extra long now

Orel said...

Joc in the Finals!

Fred's Brim said...

what is up with Berman's hair? Did he go to the barber and ask for The Daulton?

Orel said...

Joc's on fire! 12 with :43 + BonusTime™ left

Fred's Brim said...

jesus christmas! 14 for Joc

spank said...

noice

Fred's Brim said...

I have the sound off. Who is that with Joc's brother?

QuadSevens said...

I think I'm homer drunk now!

Fred's Brim said...

Homer Simpson drunk is pretty drunk!

Fred's Brim said...

they have some awful homemade signs there park, reminds me of the ones in Major League

Fred's Brim said...

ESPN couldn't have planned it any better

spank said...

that's a wrap. damn

Fred's Brim said...

nice job, Joc

Steve Sax said...

dammit, really wanted to have a "down goes frazier" headline. Oh well

MR.F said...

Damn, good show

Fred's Brim said...

finally an HRD performance to not be ashamed of

spank said...

noice job,Joc. way to represent.

Fred's Brim said...

Joe Torre in to present the trophy. Somewhere Scott Proctor is cursing

Dusty Baker said...

GOD DAMMIT.

Fred's Brim said...

Goodnight all

MR.F said...

Apparently some people are saying that Frazier didn't let the ball hit the ground before waiting for the next pitch?

Steve Sax said...

HOME RUN DERBY IS RIGGED

karen said...

In the tradition of Bobby Thompson...Todd Frazier and brother cheated. They were not allowing the ball to hit the ground before next pitch.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty didn't add extra time to the DVR recording tonight so I didn't get to see the final round. (cries)

Nonetheless I feel pretty safe in claiming there was some bullshit home cooking.

spank said...

watch the replay,holmes

spank said...

yeah there were times when a Frazier homerun would land and there would be a quick cut to another ball already hit into mid air.

Hideo Nomo said...

Frazier cheated like a motherfucker and still only barely won by one. Plus they both hit 39 total.

QuadSevens said...

They even mentioned his cheating during the broadcast. One of the announcers talked to Frazier's brother (pitcher) and he said, "I'm throwing it early because Todd is yelling at me to throw it!" Home plate ump was paid off by the home team.

spank said...

home field advantage,locos. it is what it is.

Gregduncan said...

This years homerun derby was a lot of fun to watch and was so glad to see everyone do well but mostly our young power hitter Joc Peterson.... Was good to see all the players showing respect with one another that was a class act.