Carlos Gonzalez bowed out early in Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego. The Colorado Rockies’ right fielder hit 12 home runs in the first round, which wasn’t enough to get past White Sox’ slugger Todd Frazier.
Before getting eliminated, Gonzalez also managed to take out someone’s cup of beer. Here were the remains:
Frazier hit his 13th home run to pass Gonzalez with 10 seconds remaining in their quarterfinals matchup.
Frazier advanced to the finals against the Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, who made hitting 450-foot home runs look about as routine as watering your lawn en route to winning his first-ever Derby. Stanton smashed 20 home runs in the final round to Frazier’s 13.
The Marlins’ right fielder, who’s finally rolling after a tough start to the season, finished with 61 home runs on the night. It was an incredible display of power…just ask Pittsburgh Pirates’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Rockies fans will get another chance to watch Gonzalez during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. He and third baseman Nolan Arenado were the two Colorado players to make the National League roster. The game starts at 6 p.m. on FOX.