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Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win

Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win

They were so impressed that Gary Sanchez mixed in a "wow" while speaking Spanish before getting his words translated and Brett Gardner wished he could hit the ball that hard.

New York Yankees first base coach Tony Pena, foreground, smiles as he watches the flight of Aaron Judge's two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Ana.

Starlin Castro homered and drove in five runs for the AL East leaders. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen, but he got a pitch and he crushed it".

Judge, who grew up in Linden, Calif. - almost 400 miles north of Anaheim - blasted a tie-breaking, two-run homer to right field that traveled 438 feet with one out in the eighth inning, enabling the Yankees to beat the Angels 5-3 and increase their winning streak to six on Monday night at Angel Stadium. Tanaka was scheduled to start Sunday but got an extra day off in the midst of the toughest stretch of his career, in which he's lost five straight starts (27 runs in 22 2/3 innings, including 11 homers).

Judge (age 25 years, 46 days) is the youngest Yankees player to go 4-for-4 or better with two or more home runs since Mickey Mantle on May 18, 1956 (age 24, 211 days). Let's take a look at Severino's last five starts: 33 1/3 innings, 1.35 ERA, 37 strikeouts, eight walks. The most polite way to sum it up is to say that Tillman totally sucked on Saturday night. Mark Trumbo strikes out swinging.

Judge takes center stage now, as we put into perspective his four-hit, four-run, two-homer performance, which included a ho-hum 495-foot blast that CLEARED THE BLEACHERS in left-center at Yankee Stadium.

NY scored three unearned runs in the seventh following a throwing error by reliever Edwin Jackson.

Judge is now leading the American League with 21 home runs, 41 RBIs, 4.1 wins above replacement and a.344 batting average on the season.




Win or lose, rookie southpaw Jordan Montgomery impresses Yankees manager Joe Girardi with the poise he shows on the mound. "He's been huge for us".

ESPN, which claimed that the Judge's homer traveled 496 feet, said it was the longest home run hit since the sports network began tracking home run distances in 2009. "If I know it's going over the fence, I'm just going to start jogging, just going around the bases and get back in the dugout". "Especially since last season I got myself in a hole".

Aaron Hicks, 0-for-4 to that point, started the go-ahead rally with a one-out double off the wall in left against lefty Jose Alvarez, and righty Bud Norris came in to face Judge. After a single and two walks loaded the bases with one out, Sandy Leon struck out.

Amazingly, one pitcher did not allow any runs. The 1938 team holds the record with an 8-game streak.

Following the Oriole being swept by the Yankees over the weekend, FiveThirtyEight.com gives the Orioles a 15 percent chance of reaching the playoffs. He injured his left hand and wrist when he was spiked by Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen on a double steal Wednesday. Manager Buck Showalter said Machado took swings via tee and toss and fielded ground balls before the game. At 31-30, they're one game over.500 for the first time since Opening Day.

If you were among the unfortunate number of people who tuned into the game from the beginning, you were very briefly lulled into a false sense of security by Tillman retiring the first two batters he faced in the game on just seven pitches. He has been on the DL since May 14 with rotator cuff inflammation. 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) went 0 for 5 in his second game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since his rehab assignment was moved from Class A Tampa.

-Since saying "I'm better than this" after a rough start in Kansas City, Montgomery is 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA in his last four starts. Disappointing Orioles starter Kevin Gausman will pitch opposite a Yankees starting pitcher who is only known not to be Masahiro Tanaka.


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