Aaron Judge Punished Baseballs Last Night
Aaron Judge was a popular choice to win last night's Home Run Derby, and he came through in a big way.
Judge had the good luck to be seeded so that he was able to bat second each round, so he knew exactly how many homers he had to hit. The first round was epic, with the Marlins' Justin Bour smashing 22, but Judge was able to reach 23. He beat Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers 12-11 in the second round, and cruised to victory over the Twins' Miguel Sano 11-10 in the Finals.
Judge put up a total of 47 homers, four of which went over 500 feet. His best distance? An eyebrow-raising 513 feet!
This year's Derby was a lot of fun to watch, no matter who you were rooting for. The Marlins' stadium has a handful of quirks, and it was awesome to watch balls rattle around that massive statue in centerfield, or smash off the glass walls/doors in left field.
As a Yankee fan, the most impressive thing was how Judge hit balls to all fields. It seemed like everyone else was just pulling the ball, but Judge was sending bombs to left, center, and right all night long.
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