Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Aaron Judge (No. 32 overall, 2013 Draft, Fresno State) crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Yankees over Los Angeles, 5-3, to capture Monday’s series opener at Angel Stadium.
“Baseball is a game of opportunities,” said Judge, who struck out in his first two at-bats. “As I always say, you may fail—one time, two times, four times—but you always have the opportunity on the next pitch to change the game.”
Man, talk about a guy who has made the most of his opportunities so far this season. I seriously cannot believe that they pitched to him with a base open, especially when he got ahead on the count 2-0. Oh well, thanks, Sosh!
Didi Gregorius, by the way, is batting .344 and has an OPS of nearly. 900. And yet, as far as stories go on this team, he is barely in the running for the top few spots in the best story competition.
Tanaka pitched well, thank goodness, but, well, there was a reason that the Yankees pushed him back until Monday night, and that was that the angels are not very good offensively without Mike Trout. Tanaka has managed to look like a real pitcher while facing shitty offenses, which is better than sucking against all offenses, of course, but not much better, in the long term (“We’ll only use you against bad offenses, Tanaka!”).
Let’s hope that CC Sabathia can keep the good times going in game 2 on Tuesday night!
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