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#pounditMonday, June 17, 2024

Aaron Judge’s Game 2 flyout would have been home run in 1 MLB stadium

Aaron Judge swings

Aaron Judge just missed hitting a go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the ALCS on Thursday night, and the out really stung for Yankees fans.

Judge was batting in the top of the eighth inning with a runner on, one out and his New York Yankees down 3-2 to the Houston Astros. Judge swung at a first-pitch breaking ball from Bryan Abreu and sent it to deep right field. Kyle Tucker drifted back and made a leaping catch against the wall.

Judge missed hitting a 2-run home run by a foot or so. The blast would have given his team a 4-3 lead.

So, what about the out stung for Yankees fans? According to Statcast, that ball would have been a home run in one MLB park: Yankee Stadium.

Yes, Yankee Stadium notoriously has a short right field fence. The short porch has played a role in juicing home run stats for Yankees over the years. Unfortunately, Judge’s batted ball came at the wrong park.

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