Aaron Judge wasn't trying to leave any more flyballs on the warning track.
One night, after getting out of the bench and failing to hit nine home runs tying the game on the first pitch, the judge put two balls on the seat on Wednesday to be uncertain. I didn't leave anything. With a total of 27 home runs andleading his MLB, he gave the Yankees a 5-4 road win against the Rays.
This is Judge's 22nd multi-home run game in his career, and he has returned home twice in his first game after a holiday, three times in a row. The value of rest is emerging, but the Yankees aren't starting to give American League MVP front runners extra holidays.
"I don't know," the judge laughed. "I think the biggest thing is to keep your body fresh. It feels like you can do damage when you can swing on the pitch in the zone. Answers for the two after the day off.
The judge joined Babe Ruth (1928) as the only Yankees to play six multi-home run games in the first 70 games of the season.
"Judge's Special" catcher Jose Trevino said.
The judge started his comeback with a 3-0 deficit and hit a home run from the flat slider in the fourth inning, but actually failed in a big spot after one inning. After loading one out on the base to take action with the bullpen, the judge was given pressure on the season and the raise starter Shane Baz, so the judge chased the 3-2 curve ball in the soil and I hit it. The Yankees failed to score and dragged 4-1.
But the redemption came soon.
The judge turned on the curve ball hanging from Colin Poche and pulled the Yankees within 4-3 to lead 7th. Moonshot has cleared the in-play catwalk at the top of Tropicana Field. Or did it bounce over the fence, as Trebino suspected? — And left the awe-inspiring teammate's mouth open to bargains.
"I still understand what happened," said manager Aaron Boone. "I was expecting it to land on the catwalk, and then I lost it. It was nice to see him clip another."
The judge's two home runs traveled 396 feet and 406 feet, respectively, and the second jumped off the bat at 109 mph. When the Yankees lost 5-4, he was the only at-bat on Tuesday and showed a lot to Poche about his "warning track power."
"I've seen it all the time," the judge said. Second Homer who said about. "But I was running around the base because I didn't know the rules of the catwalk. I didn't know if it would hit one of them and get back what would happen. If I fell to second base, I would be on second base. I was trying to make sure. "
The judge's bid for the eighth three-hit night was stolen by shortstop Tyler Walls' full extension diving, throwing from the knee and turning the single into a fielder's choice. rice field.
The power display should be a suitable message to send to the arbitrator who will determine the judge's 2022 salary at the hearing on Friday.
Nothing happened this season, except for the center fielder's extra-base hit, so it can be included in the decision. Because the panel will be like a jury trial in a famous case that was asked to stay (slightly naive). Ignorance in daily headlines.