Aaron Judge hit a ball so far Friday night that it nearly left Safeco Field in Seattle.
In the top of the 5th inning against Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Andrew Moore, Judge released a monster shot into the left-field stands. The very back row of the left field stands, to be exact.
Saying that his first home run since his Home Run Derby victory went to the last rows in Safeco and nearly left the building wouldn’t give it justice. You have to see it with your own eyes.
Unlike Judge’s ball that hit the roof of Marlins Park during the Home Run Derby in Miami, this home run counted. But it couldn’t exactly be measured. MLB’s Statcast system, which usually pumps out data in quick order after a homer, wasn’t able to spit out any info on Judge’s homer. In fact, the Statcast log just skipped Judge’s homer.
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Judge hadn’t homered in eight games, so maybe this was just the rookie letting off some much-needed steam. With his now MLB-leading 31 home runs, it’s probably safe to say Judge is no longer in a slump.
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