Home Run Derby 2011: Robinson Cano Making This Somewhat Worthwhile

I don't know if Robinson Cano is going to win this thing, but he might be putting on the best show. Stepping up in the second round, he's hit a few more balls way harder than you would've figured he was capable of, and just when it looked like he might be wearing down, he found his second wind. Alternatively, maybe it was Cano's father who was wearing down, and it was Cano's father who found his second wind. I don't want to introduce the wrong narrative.

From the looks of things, though, Cano's father has not actually found his second wind:

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So perhaps this was all Robinson. Either way, his round concludes with 12 homers, bringing him up to a combined total of 20. A year ago Corey Hart hit 13 homers in one round and zero in the next, so based on that, my prediction for Cano in the final round, assuming he gets there, is that he hits holy crap I don't care how many home runs I just want to have dinner

Cano, by the way, kept stepping out of the batter's box asking for water, while his father stood there on the mound, dying before our eyes. If Cano does advance, I know where the next pitch is headed.

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