Well, Hamilton was a tough act to follow, but Berkman did his best. He hit four homers before reaching five outs, then tired. Still, his first swing of the second round was a majestic blast to the upper deck, and he finished with six for the round.
Here are your updated totals. Remember that the first-round totals carry into the second round, so the top two after this round will move on to the finals…
Hamilton — 28
Berkman — 14
Morneau — 8
Braun — 7
And as Reggie Jackson just said on ESPN: “If nothing else happens, the fans have gotten their money’s worth.”