Rookie sensation Aaron Judge hit two more home runs, including a drive almost 500 feet that cleared the distant bleachers at Yankee Stadium and sent NY romping past Baltimore 14-3 Sunday for its fifth straight win. "He's not throwing well, and them swinging the bats real well", Showalter said. "It was a close game, so I didn't think about it".
NEW YORK (AP) - His day done, Aaron Judge put on a "Great Hambino" shirt - yellow and short-sleeved, loaded with images of a young boy pointing his finger and resting a bat over his shoulder, just like Babe Ruth.
Norris fell behind in the count 2-0 before grooving a 91 miles per hour fastball over the middle of the plate, and Judge hammered it at least 10 rows into the seats in right-center field.
"There's a ton of excitement around this kid", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Let's see how much you know about him. Unfortunately, the cutter wasn't where it needed to be. "Not trying to overthrow or aim it, but just let the ball come out of my hand and trust that the grip and the spin's going to make it go the way I want it".
Judge tied a career high by scoring four times, and he is batting.475 (19-for-40) with eight homers and 16 RBIs against the Orioles this season. But he said he wasn't surprised the Angels decided against putting him on base.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, the most exciting player in Major League Baseball this season, continues to out-do himself. Not only did that give Judge 21 home runs on the season - the most by a Yankees player under the age of 26 before All-Star Weekend since Roger Maris in 1960, according to ESPN - his first home run of the night was historic for other reasons. That's the last time a Yankee slugged.650 or had an OPS over 1.110 for a full year.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia chose to pitch to him even though first base was open, and Norris fell behind 2-and-0.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Angels are +105 money line underdogs to beat the Yankees, who have odds of -125 to win tonight in L.A. With Tanaka set to face Alex Meyer in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8.5 runs. During that stretch, Tanaka has lost five games while allowing 27 runs in 22.2 innings pitched. Tanaka has been getting hit hard and often, and it makes you wonder if he's not quite healthy or if he's just in a slump. Instead, the inning was extended, and Danny Espinosa's two-out, RBI single knocked Tanaka out of the game.
Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle bruise) went 2 for 5 with an RBI at Triple-A on Saturday in his ninth rehab game.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Dellin Betances would be asked to get a four-out save and get a four-out save he did. LA is also 4-1 in Ramirez's last five starts and 6-2 in Ramirez's last eight starts on grass.
I made sure to be back on MLB Network for Judge's next plate appearance, just in case. Last time he faced the Angels (in 2016), he gave up a run to Kole Calhoun but still got the win. You're about to find out when you take the Yanks Go Yard Aaron Judge quiz. Judge hit.500 (12 for 24) with three homers, six RBIs, three doubles and 10 runs scored in six games.
Montgomery struck out three in the first, working around a single. The off season was a relatively quiet one as they planned to lower their payroll, wait for hefty contracts to expire, and allow the wave of young future stars to gain experience in the big leagues.
Judge (2-for-4, walk, three runs) had no thoughts of being intentionally passed.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka, originally slated to start, was pushed back to Monday in Anaheim.
The Yankees recalled right-hander Domingo German from Class AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre as the corresponding move.