MLB Opening Day: Aaron Judge is back to do the Aaron Judge things. The New York Yankees slugger just set the AL single-season home run record. He started his 2023 season on Thursday with a first-inning home run against San Francisco Giants starter Logan Webb. Webb threw an 0-1 down to Judge that he might want to come back.
93 mph sacrificial in the middle of the plate at the lower end of the impact zone. The judge swings the ball 422 feet over the wall halfway through Yankee Stadium.
The home run was the first home run of the new season in Major League Baseball.
The judge on his way back to dugout encountered a personal celebration from a mid-season in-form teammate. What a start.
In this case, the cliché would be to predict the judge’s home run based on this performance. So let’s be cliché.
Considering Judge’s most optimistic outlook, he can play in all 162 games and is expected to hit 4.5 at-bats per game, Judge’s first-inning homer has given him 769 homers this season.
But wait. We are just checking. Judge’s second hit at bat. Too bad. This dream just disappeared.
Still, the reigning AL MVP is off to an exciting start in the Bronx. Fans who showed up on opening day got their money’s worth early on.
American League single-season record holder Aaron Judge, who hit his first home run of the 2023 season, lined up the second pitch he saw for a single on Thursday.
Judge, the reigning AL MVP, drills a lead off San Francisco Giants starter Logan Webb at 92 mph and puts it in the center field net at Monument Park in the 422-foot first inning , puts the Yankees on the field.