On Saturday, the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers squared off for the second time in their three-game weekend series.
New York won by a final score of 6-3.
But there was a key moment in the game that ultimately grabbed all the attention.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Yankees were ahead of the Dodgers 5-3 when J.D. Martinez hit a fly ball out to right field, sending Aaron Judge back to the wall.
Judge crashed into the fence protecting the Yankees bullpen, which ultimately swung open and caused him to enter the bullpen for a brief moment.
However, the 31-year-old outfielder held on to make the catch.
After the game, the reigning American League MVP spoke with Ken Rosenthal and discussed his impressive grab.
Aaron Judge made a campaign for catch of the year with his grab through the wall in tonight's game.@Ken_Rosenthal caught up with the @Yankees captain after tonight's win to even the series against the Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/HvBTKHrKeY
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 4, 2023
Judge talked about how the ball was carrying throughout the first two games and how he ultimately was not surprised to see it jump off of Martinez’s bat.
The veteran outfielder and slugger said that he knew he had a chance to make the play as soon as it left the bat.
Rosenthal then asked how hard Judge ended up hitting the wall.
Judge said that he ultimately hit it pretty hard and that he needed help from those in the Yankees bullpen to ensure he didn’t go out of play with it, but that he wasn’t worried about how hard he was going to hit it, knowing he needed to make the grab.
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