Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees won a decision victory against Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels by decision.
The Yankees won the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Angels 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 20th (Korean time) after an extended bloody battle.
Judge started as the second batter and center fielder. He went 3-for-1 with 1 home run and 2 RBIs. At the same time, he kicked off Ohtani’s home run-like batted ball and performed a one-man show to prevent one run.
토토사이트 SPOTV commentator Son Geon-young, who relayed the game, summarized the game, saying, “Judge can block Ohtani’s home run, but Ohtani cannot.” This is because Ohtani came out as designated hitter No. 2 and did not play defense.
After one out in the first inning, Ohtani faced Yankees starter Johnny Brito. Ohtani accurately hit the changeup that fell to the low course on the 6th pitch with an upper swing. He reached for the center fence.
Center fielder Judge figured out where the ball fell early. He waited at the fence and waited for the timing to jump. The well-placed judge held Ohtani’s ball that almost went over the fence into his glove.
In the bottom of the first inning, Judge counterattacked. Judge fired a two-run home run from first base unscathed. Judge’s home run flew farther where the outfielders couldn’t touch it.
MLBTV released data at Yankee Stadium saying that the wind blew from the outfield in the direction of home.
The Angels made up for a run each in the 5th and 8th innings to eventually tie the game. However, in the overtime game, he failed to score even a single point in the top of the 10th inning, leading to defeat. The Yankees got the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning with Glaber Torres’ sacrifice fly with one out and bases loaded.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, said, “Judge robbed Ohtani of a home run and then hit a two-run four. Judge once caught Ohtani’s home run at Yankee Stadium on May 31, 2022,’ he explained.
On the other hand, on this day, Ohtani was silent in 4 at-bats, striking out 2, and left 4 bases. Mike Trout went 2-for-5 but had no RBI and also had 3 left bases.