New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is known for his power at the plate, but the outfielder's glove is a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no different.
The outfield wall in Dodger Stadium was obliterated in the process.
With the Yankees up 5-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Martinez hit a ball down the right field line that looked like a guaranteed double. Judge never gave up on the play and sprinted through the outfield wall to catch the liner for the first out of the inning. He knocked open the door to the visiting bullpen on the play.
“I’m feeling good,” Judge said. “The fence got most of it. Thankfully, it was that part of the wall where it had some give, so I think that saved me quite a bit. If it was a solid wall, it might be a different story, but (I) made the play.”
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Judge's catch curbed any momentum the Dodgers drew up for a late comeback.
The bottom of the eighth inning started with the Dodgers' Max Muncy reaching first base by way of a dropped third strike that got past Yankees catcher Jose Trevino. Trevino hit Muncy in the back while trying to throw him out at first. Judge's catch may have prevented a run from scoring, but Muncy was awarded second base because Judge left the field of play to snag the ball. It didn't matter in the long run.
Judge helped the Yankees' case with a homer to left field in the top of the sixth inning, his 19th of the season.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Yankees' Aaron Judge runs through outfield wall to rob another hit