‘The best home run king of the 21st century’ New York Yankees Aaron Judge’s bat finally exploded. Judge

hit his first home run in spring training in a home exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Georgesteinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida on the 7th (Korean time).

Judge, who started as the designated hitter number 2, hit 3 runs with runners on 1st and 3rd in the second at-bat in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a 3-0 lead. In the ball count 1B2S, the opponent’s second pitcher, Colin Selby, hit a high curve outside the 83rd mile on the 5th pitch and went over the right wall. The batted ball, which flew in a large parabola, hit the ball at a distance of 347 feet outside the fence.

This is the first cannon fired in 4 games and 9 at-bats in this demonstration game. He hit his first home run in his exhibition game in six games last year. As a result, Judge recorded a batting average of 0.500 (4 hits in 8 at bats), 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored, and an OPS of 1.681 this spring training.

In this game, the Yankees won 9-2 with strong hits from Judge and DJ LeMayhew and good pitching from starting pitcher Domingo Herman. Hermann blocked 3 innings with 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and no runs.

Judge hit 62 home runs last year, breaking the 61 home run record set by Roger Maris in 1961 for the first time in 61 years to become the American League MVP. After becoming a free agent last winter and renewing the contract with the Yankees for 9 years and 360 million dollars, he was appointed as the captain.

In particular, Judge is scheduled to be used as a left fielder this season, so he plans to play as a left fielder for the first time in this demonstration game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 9th. This is a plan to use his colleague Giancarlo Stanton equally as a designated hitter and right fielder, and the focus is on maximizing his offensive power.메이저사이트

Judge responded positively to the position change, saying, “If you have to put Stanton in right field, you can put me in left field. I will train in spring camp and get used to it.”

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s Choi Ji-man started as first baseman 4 times and was silent with no hits in 3 at-bats and 2 strikeouts, and his batting average in the demonstration game dropped to 0.125.

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