Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was just a few inches away from recording his third home-run of the day against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday evening. In the 1st inning, Judge roped a 399-foot bomb to left field, which careened off the top of the wall, an extension put up for no reason at all in Camden Yards.
Judge posted four hits on the day, including two homers, a double, and three RBIs. He would’ve had a three home-run performance if not for the left-field wall. Aaron began to target different portions of the field to get the ball over the fence. He smashed a 410-foot blast to right-centerfield and a 422-foot moon shot to dead center, making sure he didn’t miss another opportunity.[web_stories title=”true” excerpt=”false” author=”false” date=”false” archive_link=”false” archive_link_label=”” circle_size=”150″ sharp_corners=”false” image_alignment=”left” number_of_columns=”1″ number_of_stories=”1″ order=”DESC” orderby=”post_date” view=”carousel” /]
After the game, both Judge and manager Aaron Boone took individual shots at Camden Yards, which has turned into a disappointing place as they continue to make changes to the outfield.
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“It’s a travesty, man. I’m pretty upset. It just looks like a Create-A-Park now.”
Even Aaron Boone tossed in a steamer: “Almost three, but build-your-own park got him there in left.”
Just a few days ago, Rangers manager Chris Woodward blasted Yankee stadium for having a short right porch, but the team isn’t constantly changing the outfield metrics.
Aaron Judge is taking his game to another level with the Yankees:
Judge has a legitimate point regarding Baltimore’s “create a park” standards. Nonetheless, that didn’t stifle an electrifying performance from the Yankee slugger. He has been on fire in the month of May.
Over the past 18 days, Judge is hitting .345 with a .413 on-base percentage and 1.231 OPS. During that span, he’s posted eight home runs, 17 RBIs, and 19 hits over 55 at-bats. In other words, Judge looks like an MVP front-runner this early in the season with an average of .315. He currently has a 213 wRC+, one of the best in baseball.
General manager Brian Cashman must be in disarray over the amount of money he’s going to have to spend on Judge after this season. Given he continues performing at this level.