Aaron Judge had quite a night last night as he hit another home run that went really high, and set a record that may qualify as an all-time low.
Judge pounded this pitch from Robert Gsellman into the absolute stratosphere in the third inning, breaking a 1-1 tie between the Mets and his New York Yankees.
The most noticeable thing about this home run wasn’t just the length. While 457 feet is a massive home run, he’s hit longer. No, what’s amazing about this one is that Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes didn’t even feel the need to move a step. Usually an outfielder will give a courtesy step or two, even on a moon shot. Cespedes felt no need and clearly he was right.
Yet it was on the same night Judge struck out for the 33rd straight game Wednesday, breaking the single-season mark for consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player of 32 was set by another slugger, Adam Dunn in 2012.
But hey, when he hits them he makes them count.