— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 30, 2018
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge continues to hit the cover off the baseball, this time he hit into the seats.
With the Yankees trailing 5-1 against the Houston Astros, Judge cut the Bombers’ deficit to two. The home run came against Charlie Morton, who has had the best of the Yankees this year. Morton was cruising until he left Judge a pitch to hit. Judge would demolish it into the seats in the second deck to give the Yankees some life.
The home run was Judge’s 15th of the season, which leads the Yankees. He has now hit 71 home runs in his short career.
What’s more impressive, is how hard Judge hit the ball to the opposite field.
Aaron Judge just uncorked an absolute bomb to the opposite field. Second deck in RF, 109.1 MPH exit velo. Yankees still down 5-3 but man was that crushed.
— Lou DiPietro (@LouDiPietroYES) May 30, 2018
The home run was hit 109.1 MPH off the bat. He continues to destroy pitches that are meant to be destroyed. On top of that, teams are starting to work around the 26-year-old right fielder.
Earlier in the game, Morton faced Judge with runners on first and second with two outs. After falling behind in the count 2-0, Morton would work around him and load the bases for Greg Bird, who would strike out. The walk equaled Judge’s 43rd of the season, building off last seasons 127.
This year, Judge has become a better all-around hitter and it shows. It looks like he’s forcing pitchers to pitch to him the way he wants them to. The home runs might not have been there at the beginning of the season, but they are starting to come now.
The rest of baseball needs to be on the lookout because Judge’s bat is starting to heat up. It’s only good news for the Yankees, bad news for the rest of the league, and the baseballs.