The bat of Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), the ‘clean home run king’, does not seem to cool down even when the year changes.
Judge, who hit two home runs in the opening three games against the San Francisco Giants last month, paused for a while before resuming his home run four.
On the 10th (Korean time), Judge led the team to victory by hitting two homers in an away game against the Baltimore Orioles of the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Judge, who hit his third and fourth home runs of the season, tied for the lead in home runs in the American League.토토사이트
Judge, who started as the second batter in center field, hit his first home run with two outs in the top of the third inning, leading 1–0.
He pushed the high ball outside of opponent starter Tyler Wells and drew a large arch over the center wall.
The cannon show continued. Judge fired a wedge solo that led to victory in the top of the 8th inning, leading 4-2.
This time, he pulled the ball inside right-hander bullpen Logan Gila Spie and passed it over the left wall.
Judge had a perfect performance of 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 2 homers, 2 RBIs and 3 runs, and the Yankees won 5-3.
Judge hit 62 home runs last season, breaking the MLB American League (AL) season home run record (61) set by Roger Maris in 1961 for the first time in 61 years.
He was also highly regarded, comparing him to players who set home run records during the era of illegal drugs.
Judge, who became a free agent (FA) after the season, signed a 9-year, 360 million won contract with his original team, the Yankees, and remained there.
He was also appointed captain of the Yankees team, which had been vacant for eight years after Derek Jeter’s retirement.
Wearing the captain’s armband, Judge refused to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and immersed himself in preparing for the season, saying he wanted to devote himself to his team.