Aaron Judge Crushes a Home Run So Far It Breaks Statcast


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Heading into the New York Yankees’ Friday-night matchup with the Seattle Mariners, Aaron Judge hadn’t hit a home run since his dazzling victory in the Home Run Derby.

He ended that cold streak in impressive fashion—he hit a home run so far, Statcast couldn’t track how far it went.

“It’s not fair. It’s like he is playing on a Little League field,’’ said Yankees reliever David Robertson, who recently rejoined the team via trade. “I have never seen anyone hit a home run like that.’’

It had been 48 plate appearances since Judge’s last dinger. The three-run jack put New York ahead 5-1, where the score would remain.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said hitting coach Alan Cockrell, who used to hold the same position with the Mariners, had never seen a ball hit so far at Safeco Field.

“That’s the farthest ball he has seen hit here,” Girardi said.

The Yankees gave Statcast a hard time about their rough day.

They weren’t alone.