Pedro Alvarez was voted to his first ALl-Star game but will NOT be participating in the Home Run Derby before the game.
NY Mets 3rd baseman and NL Home Run Derby captain, David Wright, left Pedro off the HR Derby team despite the fact that Pedro is 3rd in the NL with 22 home runs AND he's from New York where the All-Star Game is being played.
Whatever though, we'll save the butthurt, it's just the HR Derby...here's the teams
NL HR Derby team: Wright, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer, Bryce Harper. AL team: Cano, Prince Fielder, Chris Davis, and TBA.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 8, 2013
The NL Home Run Derby teams home runs as of Monday, July 8th...
David Wright - 13
Carlos Gonzalez - 24 (leads the NL)
Michael Cuddyer - 15
Bryce Harper - 13
Also, AJ Burnett tried to tweet about Pedro in the HR Derby and, well, had some trouble
Will somebody explain to me how the hell Pedro Alveras is not in the Homerun Derby? Does the National League not wanna win? #ElToro— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013
My bad. Haha. Alveras! #autocorrectsucks— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013
Ok,.. Here we go,...Alveraz! #cleanitup34— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013
I quit! .........EL TORO!— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013