Judge hits a bomb, Sevy dominates in 2018 All-Star Game
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So, for starters, AARON JUDGE HIT A HOME RUN OFF OF MAX SCHERZER. You read that right. It actually happened. And Severino was the one who caught the ball. Take a look:
Aaron Judge makes it look so easy. He blasts a missile off of the hometown pitcher to give the AL the lead. pic.twitter.com/bLFMlaMsBA— Bronx Bomber Ball (@BronxBomberBall) July 18, 2018
Unreal. What a moment for Judge, the Yankees, and fans in general. He would later walk in his second at-bat against Mike Foltynewicz, and ground out to third against Jeremy Jeffress in his third at-bat.
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Judge started the game in left field, a position he hadn't played since 2016 when he was still in AAA, and naturally he was tested almost right away. Nolan Arenado, the second batter of the bottom of the first inning, popped a fly ball into left, and Judge made the play, although he did not look comfortable at all.
Severino, meanwhile, entered the game in the second inning to relieve Chris Sale. Matt Kemp drilled a double to lead off the inning, but Sevy overpowered the next three hitters he faced, striking out Harper and Brandon Crawford. Bryce Harper later said in an interview that the Home Run Derby was easier than facing Sevy, so that's fun.
All in all, it was a very fun and entertaining All-Star Game as there was an abundance of home runs and late inning drama. Now, let's take a few days off, and then go beat that other New York team this coming weekend.
Article by: Alex Weir