Aaron Judge Hits 495-foot Home Run at Yankee Stadium
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 20:53
He is shockingly athletic for 6-foot-7, with a smart quickness on the bases and good range and ability playing right field.
And there's really nothing before this on Judge's resume to suggest he's anywhere near this good: By batting average, OBP and slugging, Judge was never as successful at any single minor league stop as he has been in 58 big-league games in 2017.
Subbing for injured centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Hicks opened the sixth with a go-ahead homer into The Judge's Chambers section at the back of the lower level of right-field bleachers, where fans dressed in black robes rejoiced.
Speaking of big swings, Benintendi hit two solo shots before adding an RBI single in the ninth.
Moore hit a two-run homer off Tyler Glasnow (2-6) in the second and took reliever Dovydas Neverauskas deep over the left field wall in the seventh.
Adam Warren (2-1) pitched 12/3 scoreless innings for the win.
The Angels return home after a successful trip during which they won four of six, including two of three from the AL West-leading Houston Astros. Jordan Lyles (0-2) gave up both homers after Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela fell short of becoming the first nine-game victor in the National League.
Dodgers 9, Reds 7: Corey Seager capped Los Angeles' six-run eighth inning with his first career grand slam, helping the Dodgers sweep Cincinnati. Rasiel Iglesias (2-1) replaced Brice with a runner on first and walked three straight batters to force in a run, trimming Cincinnati's lead to 7-5.
Hicks batted.217 with eight homers and 31 RBIs for the Yankees previous year after arriving in a trade with Minnesota for reserve catcher John Ryan Murphy, who began the day hitting.204 in Triple-A.
CLEVELAND - David Holmberg allowed two runs in five innings for his first win in two years and Chicago defeated Cleveland. Now, at the age of 25, Judge is professional baseball outfielder in the MLB for the New York Yankees.
Albert Pujols homered in the first inning and Eric Young Jr. had a career-high four RBIs, helping the Angels rally for the win.
ST. LOUIS - Dexter Fowler wiped out a 2-0 deficit with a three-run homer in the fifth inning that sent St. Louis to a win over Philadelphia. On Friday, he pitched a career-high seven innings.
Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (1-3, 5.59 ERA) pitches Saturday night against RHP Luis Severino (4-2, 2.90), who is 2-0 with a 2.02 ERA in his past six starts. That one looked like it was hit by a mere mortal, however.
While Judge is hitting tape-measure home runs and getting late-night talk show appearances, Didi Gregorius is putting together a nice little season of his own. Tillman will be pitching against the Yankees for the second time second time in three starts.
Chase Utley also connected for the Dodgers, who have won four straight. He has allowed 26 runs in 18 2/3 innings over the stretch. But he followed that up by permitting seven runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 10-4 loss at Baltimore on May 31.
After three straight one-out walks, Holland retired Ben Zobrist on a short flyball and struck out a swinging Jason Heyward for his major league-best 23rd save.
Nova (6-4) allowed one hit, struck out four and walked none.
The Orioles and Yankees will conclude their three game set on Sunday, with Baltimore sending Kevin Gausman to the hill to challenge the Yankees' Chad Green. In the same game though, he also hit a double. As a teenager, he was a pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, a wide receiver for the football team, and a center for the basketball team.