Everyone in the Yankees dugout still was giddy about Aaron Judge breaking a 13th inning scoreless tie with a two-run homer when the most amazing part of a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays went down.
Oh yeah, but I’m not surprised by that, Judge said. He’s been taking a lot of good swings and whenever he connects like that, you know it’s going to be hit hard.
That got out in a hurry. We didn’t really have time to celebrate (my homer). By the time he swung… that thing was already gone. It was impressive.
Boone said that he was taken back a little bit by how hard Stanton hit the ball.
I turned to (infield coordinator Carlos Mendoza and said, ‘If you hit that same ball in your prime, it’s bouncing in front of the left fielder,’ Boone said. It was killed.
That Brady has some catching up to do, at least in terms of developing chemistry with new teammates, provides a new twist. He’s rolled with the task of breaking in new supporting cast members throughout his career but hasn’t started this late in getting into the flow.
And some introductions are in order. There’s a first-round rookie running back in the mix, Sony Michel. There’s a former Cincinnati Bengals running back in tow, Jeremy Hill. And there are more veteran receivers trying to stick in Cordarrelle Patterson, Jordan Matthews and Kenny Britt.
The journey of another superhorse to the Belmont makes the horse racing world plenty happy, even if there isn’t the same buzz about ending the Triple Crown drought that followed American Pharoah’s run. Justify also wasn’t primed for this kind of run he didn’t even race as a 2-year-old.
Baffert didn’t realize until Justify’s first race that he might be training this kind of champion. As soon as he won to break his maiden, Justify looked the part to Baffert, and he’s followed that by winning the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness.