Aaron Judge certainly had a fun night on Wednesday as the New York Yankees managed to defeat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 3-2.
In just the first inning, Judge robbed two-way star Shohei Ohtani of a solo home run.
In the bottom half, the reigning American League MVP hit a two-run homer to put the Yankees up 2-0.
Judge also walked twice.
New York won on a sacrifice fly by Gleyber Torres in the bottom of the 10th.
After the game, Judge got a chance to catch up with MLB Network insider Jon Morosi and talked about his heroics in the Yankees win over the Halos.
Aaron Judge in the 1st inning:
✅ Rob a HR from Shohei Ohtani
✅ Hit a 2-run HR
The @Yankees captain caught up with @jonmorosi after tonight's star-studded #MLBNShowcase matchup. pic.twitter.com/tislbjs0IW
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Judge was almost speechless to start his statement, but praised Ohtani for his impressive talent and referred to him as one of the best hitters in the league.
He also praised the Angels for the talent on their roster.
Judge even said that if there was a roof on Yankee Stadium, Ohtani would have hit the ball through it.
The slugger got the start in center field and leapt at the wall to pull Ohtani’s ball down.
The reigning MVP joked that if he were a wide receiver in the NFL, he would have tried to catch it with just one hand and expressed how shocked he was that he was able to pull it down.
The Yankees improved to 11-7 on the season and remained 4.5 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, tied in second place with the Baltimore Orioles.NEXT: Aaron Judge Showcases His Elite Abilities In Center Field