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Harper misses house operate derby subject, Freeman will confront off

NEW YORK (AP) &#8211 Brits of the Washington national team, Bryce Harper, will encounter Atlanta Braves first-baseman Freddie Freeman in a match towards NL-East on Monday night in the initial round of house run derb.

The twenty five-12 months-previous Harper is the 2nd star in his property stadium because of to his 22 property video games in the online games on Tuesday. Freeman, the leading NL vote for the All-Star sport on Tuesday night time at Nationals Park, is the seventh-rated star with sixteen residence players.

&quotIt must be exciting, I hope the followers are upset for him and he will get nervous and will get a zero,&quot mentioned Freeman. &quotBut we&#39ll see what transpires.&quot

The discipline was unveiled Wednesday night time.

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar satisfies Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins in the 1st round. Los Angeles Dodgers Infielder Max Muncy satisfies Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez and Alex Bregman from Houston Astros satisfies Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarzer.

It&#39s the next home operate derby for Harper and the first for the relaxation of the field. Harper lost in the 2013 closing at Citi Discipline in New York towards Yoenis Cespedes.

Aguilar is the top seed with 23 homers. He also won the previous NL Roster place on Wednesday for the All-Star Game.

Baez and Schwarzer are the 18th pair of teammates coming into the identical derby. The Cubs also had two players competing in 2015 when Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo competed in Cincinnati.

The inclusion of Muncy offers the Dodgers for the fifth time in a row a derby participant. 27-yr-previous Muncy has 21 Homer in his initial major league motion this period considering that becoming a member of two homers in fifty one video games with Oakland in 2016.