Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees right fielder, made headlines once again with his incredible catch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium. In the top of the third inning, Dodgers batter Corey Seager hit a deep fly ball to right field that looked like it was going to clear the fence for a home run. However, Judge had a different idea.
Running full speed towards the wall, he leaped into the air and crashed into the fence, robbing Seager of a homer and making an impressive highlight-reel catch. The catch was so spectacular that Judge himself couldn’t believe it.
In a post-game interview with YESNetwork, Judge described the catch as “one of the best I’ve ever made.” He added, “I saw the ball go up and I just went after it. I knew I was getting close to the wall, but I didn’t want to give up. I ended up jumping into the fence, but thankfully it held up.”
This wasn’t the first time Judge has made a jaw-dropping catch this season. Just a few weeks ago, he ran through the fence in right-center field to make another incredible catch against the Boston Red Sox.
Judge’s defensive skills were on full display in Sunday’s game, as he not only made the catch, but also hit his 19th home run of the season to lead the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers.
After the game, Judge’s teammates and coaches couldn’t help but praise him for his outstanding performance. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “He’s a special player. He just continues to amaze us with his ability on both offense and defense.”
Judge’s catch has already gone viral on social media, with fans and analysts calling it one of the best catches of the year. It’s just another reminder that Aaron Judge is one of the most talented players in baseball, and he’s only getting better.