The 2022 Home Run Derby is Monday night, and it’s featuring Pete Alonso chasing history.
The Mets slugger is looking to become the first MLB player in history to win three straight derbies, not to mention the only player besides Ken Griffey Jr. to win three at any point in his career. Although Alonso is the betting favorite, the favorite has gone on to win just two of the last 20 derbies.
The reigning two-time champ faces a difficult field this year, including MLB’s second-place home run hitter and wunderkind Juan Soto, not to mention an upcoming star in Julio Rodriguez and a potential crowd favorite in Corey Seager.
Rounding out the field are Jose Ramirez, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Albert Pujols, a legacy pick who will look to shock Kyle Schwarber in the first round.
The Sporting News is tracking the Home Run Derby live on Monday night. Below you’ll find updates to the 2022 Home Run Derby as Alonso chases history.
Home Run Derby live updates, highlights from 2021 contest
(All times Eastern)
8:22 p.m. — Julio. Rodriguez. Is. Special. He takes a timeout at 1:26 after hitting nine straight yard, and he’s at 14 in the first round. Absolutely electric.
8:21 p.m. — Rodriguez hits four home runs within his first minute, but they’ll need to pick up the pace. Great start for the rookie.
8:19 p.m. — The No. 6 seed Julio Rodriguez is stepping up to the plate. Let’s see what the AL Rookie of the Year favorite has got.
8:16 p.m. — For those curious, the home run factor at Dodger Stadium is 125 from 2020 to 2022, per the Statcast broadcast.
8:11 p.m. — We’re locked & loaded for the Home Run Derby after the National Anthem and a flyover. First cuts coming up soon.
8:06 p.m. — Julio Rodriguez appears to be wary of the large flames. Hard to blame him.
8:05 p.m. — Pete Alonso gets a strong ovation as he joins Corey Seager, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Julio Rodriguez on the stage.
Home Run Derby bracket 2022
Home Run totals overall
|7||Ronald Acuña Jr.||—||—|
Round 1 results
Kyle Schwarber vs. Albert Pujols
Pete Alonso vs. Ronald Acuña Jr.
|7||Ronald Acuña Jr.||—|
Corey Seager vs. Julio Rodriguez
Juan Soto vs. Jose Ramirez
What time is the Home Run Derby?
Coverage of the Home Run Derby starts at 7 p.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN2 with “Baseball Tonight” and “Baseball Tonight, Statcast Edition,” respectively. The derby itself will begin at 8 p.m. ET on the two channels, with ESPN carrying the traditional broadcast and ESPN2 providing the “Statcast Edition.”
MLB All-Star schedule
Monday, July 18
|7/18||Capital One PLAY BALL PARK||10 a.m.-6 p.m. (PT)||N/A|
|7/18||NL Batting Practice||5:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. (ET)||N/A|
|7/18||AL Batting Practice||6:15 p.m.-7:10 p.m. (ET)||N/A|
|7/18||2022 Home Run Derby||8 p.m. (ET)||ESPN|
Tuesday, July 19
|7/19||Capital One PLAY BALL PARK||10 a.m.-6 p.m. (PT)||N/A|
|7/19||All-Star Red Carpet Show||2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (ET)||MLB Network|
|7/19||2022 MLB All-Star Game||7:30 p.m. (ET)||Fox|