Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 8:42
Judge, who grew up in Linden, Calif. - almost 400 miles north of Anaheim - blasted a tie-breaking, two-run homer to right field that traveled 438 feet with one out in the eighth inning, enabling the Yankees to beat the Angels 5-3 and increase their winning streak to six on Monday night at Angel Stadium.
The only good news for the Orioles about their 14-3 loss to the New York Yankees is that they won't have to face the Yankees - or see rookie slugger Aaron Judge - again until the first week in September.
After wowing his teammates, Judge then hit another in the seventh against Jimmy Yacobonis, who was making his major league debut.
"If I know it's going over the fence, I am going to start jogging and just get around the bases and get back in the dugout", he said.
Judge, 25, a chiseled 6-7, 282, wears No. 99 and plays right field.
Second-year outfielder Aaron Judge leads the team in homers, smacking 19 this season to top the majors heading into Sunday's action.
In the sixth, Judge launched a mammoth shot to left-center field that was estimated at 495 feet, the longest homer in the majors this season, according to Statcast. After a pretty good season, Ramirez hasn't done that great in his last two starts, allowed 11 ER in 9.1 innings. At the nucleus of the Orioles pitching frustrations has been the disturbing performances of starting pitchers Kevin Gausman and Chris Tillman.
ESPN, which claimed that the Judge's homer traveled 496 feet, said it was the longest home run hit since the sports network began tracking home run distances in 2009.
And on a day when Joe Girardi was forced to use five pitchers because the team made a decision to push the struggling Masahiro Tanaka's start to Monday in Anaheim, it hardly mattered who was on the mound for the Yankees. "Most guys, they're hoping it gets in the gap". He went 6.2 innings while allowing just one earned run (three total) on four hits.
"I've seen him hit homers, but that one today is incredible", Sanchez said through an interpreter. Starlin Castro scores. Matt Holliday scores.
CLEVELAND - David Holmberg allowed two runs in five innings for his first win in two years and Chicago defeated Cleveland. "He hits it so hard - I'd like to know what it feels like".
The Yankees scored at least eight runs for the fifth straight game, matching the team's best streak since 1939. NY has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the last three nights.
ATLANTA - Dansby Swanson turned a normal grounder up the middle into a hustle double, then dashed home on a single by pinch-hitter Rio Ruiz in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets.
Judge hit a spectacular homer in the bottom of the sixth inning against Orioles righty reliever Logan Verrett on Sunday afternoon in Yankee Stadium. Austin Romine added a two-run single in the eighth. He was the main topic of conversation during a recent FOX telecast, and he is the leading vote-getter in the 2017 All-Star Game ballot set for Miami in a few weeks.
ATLANTA - Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return from a six-week stint on the disabled list and NY beat Atlanta in the first game of a doubleheader. Saturday's win was their major-league-leading 18th victory by at least five runs; a year ago they had 17 wins by five-plus runs the entire season.
Yankees seventh. Chris Carter strikes out swinging. Chapman said he expects a one-game minor league rehab assignment to follow, and he'll probably rejoin the Yankees on the West Coast in about a week. Yankees RHP Ben Heller was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.