Aaron Judge might be the most powerful hitter in Major League Baseball, and he’s just a rookie. You could make the argument for Giancarlo Stanton, who led the league in home runs, but there is something about Judge’s swing that just makes every homer he hits look violent.
The Houston Astros got a taste of that in Game 3 of the ALCS. Judge came up to the plate with two on and two outs and rocketed a line drive home run to left that not many hitters could replicate. The pitch was high and inside and he was able to jump on it and essentially put the Astros away for good.
It was a much needed offensive boost for the New York Yankees, who had been shut down in Houston. They now have life and after holding the Astros to five runs through the first three games, and despite being down in the series 2-1, they have to be feeling good with Sonny Gray taking the mound in Game 4. This series could go back to Houston with the Bronx Bombers up 3-2.