Aaron Judge’s previous three appearances led to three strikes. But when he stepped on the plate on the ninth of the ninth Thursday, it didn’t matter.
He only needed one big swing – with tied and running runners on board – to turn an unforgettable night into an unforgettable night.
“I knew it was my time to come and forget the past and come great for my teammates,” the judge said in a call to approach from Baltimore. “They counted on me.” It’s such a period that you have to do the work. “
The judge went well and assured the Yankees of his 18th direct victory over the Orioles after firing an early five-lap lead. His second homer of the year and second in so many days, forced the Yankees to win 8-6 at the Camden Yards after victory, obscuring the bizarre way to the opening of the season, which included four wins in five games.
After Jonathan Loaisiga threw the lead at the bottom of the eighth abyss, giving Pedro Severin a double shot, the Yankees’ long win over the Orioles was in doubt. But after Gio Urshela took the lead, and DJ LeMahieu scored one of the opponents, Judge gave the Yankees a good lead, fired a 2-1 bid to Cole Sulser and sent it back to the vacancies on the left. meadow.
“I had a good view of the DJ base hit the right field.” I tried to run a lot of courses, but I didn’t really stay through it in the middle of the field, “said Judge. “He must have seen a nice swing from the DJ. I just had to come big.”
The Yankees are now returning home to open a series of three games in the Bronx against rival Red Sox, who won three in a row, with two games against the Phillies postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. There will be no fans at the stadium on Friday night when the Yankees open their home schedule in 30 games, just another layer of this strange shortened season.
“We are looking forward to it. This team likes to play in New York, so we are excited, “said Judge. “It will definitely be different, a home Yankee opener without fans.” One thing I always look forward to every year is that this day opens up to us. During the introductions, everything is so special.
“It’s sure to be different, but we’re looking forward to sleeping in our own beds and being home.”