The home run king saved the team from the brink with a multi-four.
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit a home run in the bottom of the 5th and 6th inning in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Bronx Yankee Stadium in New York, USA on the 14th (Korean time), leading to a 9-8 come-from-behind victory. On this day, the Yankees were pushed to 0-6 at the beginning of the 5th inning, but thanks to Judge’s performance, they scored a total of 9 points only in the 5th (4 points) and 6th (5 points), using a double electrode.
There had안전놀이터 been a long silence. Judge, who hit 62 home runs last season, the most home runs in a single season in American League history, has been sidelined for a while with a right hip injury. Although he had a comeback match, he had no home run since the match against the Los Angeles Angels on the 21st of last month. It was a home run hit in about three weeks.
On this day, the Yankees gave up 1 run in the top of the 2nd inning, and then conceded 5 runs at once in the top of the 5th, putting them in a crisis. He even got hit with a home run by Yandi Diaz. The opposing starting pitcher was Shane McClanahan, who played 8 games this season and recorded 7 wins and no losses (1.76 ERA). Moreover, Tampa Bay led the American League East this season, and the Yankees were last. Negative conditions abounded.
But the Yankees did not give up. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Yankees immediately counterattacked, and Kyle Higashioka hit a two-run home run first to pave the way. Judge, who came to the plate, fired another two-run gun as if he had stepped on a well-prepared stage for a come-from-behind play, and pursued it to 4-6. At the end of the 6th inning, Judge caught the bat in a 5-6 situation, and once again fired a two-run gun to turn the game around 7-6.
The Yankees gave up two runs again in the top of the 7th inning that day, but eventually kept a one-point advantage and kept a come-from-behind victory. The driving force behind the come-from-behind victory was an unbreakable mind. “It was one of the funniest games we’ve played this year,” Judge said after the match. But at all times, the only thing we can control is the next game, the next at-bat, and the next pitch.”
San Diego’s Kim Ha-seong hits a home run in the top of the second inning against the LA Dodgers at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 14th (Korean time). Los Angeles/USA Today Sports
Meanwhile, Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) hit a home run in the top of the second inning against the LA Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California that day. It was the 4th home run of the season, and it was a home run in 12 days. However, the San Diego Padres lost 2-4 that day, recording a four-game losing streak.