Last week, Giants ace/slugger Madison Bumgarner said he “would love” to participate in the 2016 Home Run Derby if he would be extended an invitation. He isn’t the only pitcher interested in hitting some dingers.
Arrieta said, “People think we can’t hit. We’ll show you we can hit home runs.”
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright threw his hat in the ring, tweeting this on Sunday afternoon:
Bumgarner, Arrieta, and Wainwright represent three of the best-hitting pitchers in the game. The trio has combined to hit 23 home runs. Bumgarner is responsible for more than half, however, with 13 career round-trippers.