Morneau was welcomed back to Minnesota with a standing ovation from the crowd. Morneau spent the last 11 season playing for the Minnesota Twins.
It would have been amazing to see a Rockie win the Home Run Derby, but sadly that wasn’t the case. Even though they put on a good show, neither Tulowitzki or Morneau were able to make it to the finals.
Morneau lost in the first round in a swing off to Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds. Frazier then knocked out Tulowitzki in the second round 6-2.
Cespedes captured his second title in a row by soundly defeating Frazier 9-1.
Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the entire derby was Yasiel Puig. Puig was quite possibly the most talked about participant of this year’s derby. He ended up getting shut out and eliminated in the first round.
Be sure to remember to watch Tulowitzki and teammate Charlie Blackmon in this year’s All Star game. The game is set for 8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT on Fox.