Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), who appeared at bat with 1 out and 1 base in the beginning of the 8th inning with a tight match at 3-3, looked straight at the pitcher without looking sideways.
The moment the slider, driven in the middle of the strike zone, came in, the 201 cm tall Geopo swung the bat with all his might. The ball hit the center of the bat flew 136m, went over the fence in the middle of Rogers Center, and hit the maple leaf-shaped signboard.
It was the moment when Judge’s final two-run home run put an end to the war of nerves between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays.
On the 17th (Korean time), Judge hit 1 hit in 5 at-bats in a visiting game against Toronto in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The hit was his 11th home run of the season in a 6-3 win over the Yankees.
Yankees and Toronto, rivals in the Eastern Division of the American League, engaged in a war of nerves in the direction of the judge’s gaze from the previous day’s game.
A local cast member in Toronto raised a question, saying that Judge looked out of the corner of his eye at first base dugout right before he hit a home run in the 8th inning.
Judge explained that he was looking at Dougout’s colleague, but Toronto even stepped up to coach John Schneider and suspected sign stealing, saying, “I’ll have to watch the Yankees running coach today.”
Judge responded with a final two-run homer.
“Jersey’s eyes stared motionless at pitcher Eric Swanson, and his home run broke part of a maple leaf sign, Canada’s national symbol,” the Associated Press described.메이저사이트
The destination for Judge’s home run hit was the Canadian airline ‘West Jet’ sign installed in the outfield stands of Rogers Center.
Judge, who said after the game, “I think I broke the TV before at Yankee Stadium,” smiled when asked if he had received a bill from the Toronto club.
Judge hit his 31st home run against Toronto, tying Jorge Posada’s record for most home runs against Toronto in Yankees career.
It took only 100 games to break the record Posada had set in 186 matches.
Judge took revenge with a home run, but the Yankees left another controversial issue.
Domingo Hermann, the Yankees starter, was ordered off in the fourth inning for violating the foreign object rule.