WASHINGTON -- Yankees All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge has prodigious power. You might have heard something about it. He put it on display in a big way Tuesday night in the All-Star Game, when he turned around Max Scherzer for a booming blast to lead off the second inning:
That put the AL ahead 1-0. Also, his teammate Gleyber Torres is a rookie in baseball and on taking Twitter video, apparently:
Hold it the other way, Rook!
On a serious note, this was a drought-breaker for the Yankees.
No Yankee has recorded a hit in an All Star Game since Derek Jeter went 2-for-2 in his final season in 2014 (2017: Judge 0-3, Sanchez 0-2; 2016: Beltran 0-1; 2015: Teixeira 0-2, Gardner 0-2).— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 17, 2018
Will Judge snap the streak tonight?
That hit snapped an 0-10 run for the Yankees in the Midsummer Classic. Oh, those poor, long-suffering Yankees fans.
It was also the first Yankees home run in the All-Star Game since Jason Giambi took Billy Wagner yard in 2002.