Aaron Judge hit a ball so far Friday night that it nearly left Safeco Field in Seattle. In the top of the 5th inning against Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Andrew Moore, Judge released a monster shot into the left-field stands. Saying that his first home run since his Home Run Derby victory went to the last rows in Safeco and nearly left the building wouldn’t give it justice. You have to see it with your own eyes.
SEATTLE — Late July is hardly the optimum time to take your third baseman and move him to first, a position Chase Headley had played 14 times in his career. Yet, that is what Girardi and Yankees did Thursday to make room for Todd Frazier at third. Headley didn’t make an error at first in the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday night at Safeco Field, but he was unable to snag a Luis Severino errant throw in the second inning. Nevertheless, Seattle didn’t score. The belief that first base is easy to play is a myth. No other position requires the fielder to hold runners and receive multiple pickoff throws throughout a game. Then there is learning how far to go on ground balls to the right
SEATTLE -- Let the arms race begin. At least, the race for relievers. The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, who are in the midst of a four-game series at Safeco Field, have taken the first shots. The Yankees acquired right-handed relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, as well as two-time All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier, on Tuesday night from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects. The Mariners, who are chasing the Yankees for an American League wild-card berth, countered Thursday by getting reliever David Phelps from the Miami Marlins for four prospects: outfielder Brayan Hernandez and right-handed pitchers Pablo Lopez, Brandon Miller and