Aaron Judge, like the New York Yankees, started a red-hot in 2022.
He, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton have all already reached double digits in their home run total, leading the Yankees to an MLB-best 27-9 record to date.
Tuesday was a four-hit, two-homer night of judging against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, which has made some big changes this season, especially with the left field wall.
One of the judge’s hits was a double that bounced off the wall, causing him to try unsuccessfully to extend it to triple.
At the old Camden Yards, with a small left field wall, which could easily be a home run, the judge gave the three a night out.
Brian Hoch, author of Yankees Beat for MLB.com, tweeted what Judge Camden Yards wanted to say about the new dimension.
Aaron Judge at the new Camden Yard: “It’s a scam, man. I’m pretty upset. It looks like a Create-A-Park now.”
– Brian Hoch (brianhoch) May 18, 2022
The judge called it quite brave.
But he knows things are different at Camden Yards, and the truth of the matter is that the ball he hit in the second inning could easily have gone home with the old left field wall.
It’s nice to hear that the stadium is referred to as “Create-a-Park”.
That new left field wall hit a lot of hitters, including the Orioles.
There is no question about what would have happened to the ball if it had been hit on the left field at Camden Yards a year ago.
The judge is understandably disappointed because he knows he has put a good swing in it and it will be a homer in the old Camden Yard.
But a tough night for the two homers and four hit judges, even if the left field wall causes him some problems.