It was only a matter of time until Aaron Judge broke Statcast. The Yankees’ rookie slugger has been hitting MLB’s longest home runs and cranking the highest-velocity batted balls all season. And on Friday night in Seattle, Judge hit a blast that Statcast couldn’t even track.
Judge a homer that nearly left Safeco Field, landing in the second-to-last row of the left field seats. Check out the absurd dinger, good for Judge’s MLB-leading 31st of the year:
Aaron Judge HR (31). They're saying the ball went so high that Statcast couldn't track it. pic.twitter.com/bZPIEf5qh4
— Brandon Curry (@bdotcurry) July 22, 2017
— Christopher Carelli (@Chris_Carelli) July 22, 2017
Statcast trying to figure out the distance on that Judge bomb to Saturn pic.twitter.com/SNOtqa3TKB
— Eric Hubbs (@ehubbs13) July 22, 2017
Statcast was put on 10 day DL by that Judge blast. It pulled an oblique trying to measure it
— ChrisShearn (@ChrisShearnYES) July 22, 2017
— Beamer (@HokiesFan4NYY) July 22, 2017
Judge drove in four runs on the night, leading the Yankees to a 5-1 win over the Mariners.