Judge had a four-hit, two-homer night on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, which has undergone some big changes this season, most notably with the left field wall.
One of Judge’s hits was a double that bounced off the wall, causing him to unsuccessfully attempt stretching it into a triple.
At the old Camden Yards with the short left field wall, that would have easily been a home run, giving Judge three on the night.
Bryan Hoch, the Yankees beat writer for MLB.com, tweeted what Judge had to say about the new dimensions at Camden Yards.
Aaron Judge on the new Camden Yards: "It's a travesty, man. I'm pretty upset. It just looks like a Create-A-Park now."
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 18, 2022
This is pretty bold of Judge to say.
But he knows that things are different at Camden Yards and the fact of the matter is that the ball he hit in the second inning would have easily been a home run with the old left field wall.
It’s quite hilarious to hear him refer to the stadium as a “Create-A-Park.”
That new left field wall has hurt plenty of hitters, including those of the Orioles.
There’s no question about what would’ve happened with that ball had it been hit to left field in Camden Yards a year ago.
Judge is understandably frustrated because he knows he put a good swing on it and that it would be a homer in the old Camden Yards.
But two homers and four hits is a solid night for Judge, even if the left field wall caused him some problems.