"Yes, if it was 121, so I'm sure he can hit it 122, 123", catcher Gary Sanchez said of Judge through an interpreter.
Warren said the contest nearly felt like a spring training affair, because he knew he was going to get in the game - it was just a matter of when. Judge does have the hardest hit home run of 2017, 121.1 miles per hour, which he did just last night against Baltimore's Chris Tillman.
The Yankees are looking to uncover a hole in their farm system that is not covered by players who are, not only well on their way to the majors, but are potentially blocked by others already with spots on the team for years to come.
The first homer to reach that section, though, wasn't from Judge. "I mean his power is incredible". "That's the word - incredible".
And on a day when Joe Girardi was forced to use five pitchers because the team chose to push the struggling Masahiro Tanaka's start to Monday in Anaheim, it hardly mattered who was on the mound for the Yankees.
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After wowing his teammates, Judge then hit another in the seventh against Jimmy Yacobonis, who was making his major league debut.
"He can hit it hard", Gardner said. "I'm just glad we came away with the win". "Me and everybody else".
With his moonshots Sunday, Judge leads the American League in batting average, home runs and RBI.
"That was an outstanding play...he continues to shine, and he's been really helpful", Girardi said of Hicks. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Machado was feeling a little better but still a bit sore. [Tillman] made a lot of them.
Aaron Judge is having an historic rookie season, and if his most recent home run is any indication, he won't be letting up any time soon. He gave up two hits, walked a batter and struck out one without allowing a run in the final 2 2/3 innings.
The Yankees tacked on two more in the fourth on Matt Holliday's single before homers by Judge and Castro in the sixth ended the drama.
Update: He hit another home run in the following at-bat.
Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer for third-place Baltimore, which dropped 41/2 games behind the Yankees. "Guys got big outs for us".