The New York Yankees had been shut out heading into the top of the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 5. That is, until Aaron Judge stepped to the plate against Brad Peacock.
Just check out this laser beam to the outer reaches of Minute Maid Park.
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The ball was out of the park from the instant it left Judge’s bat.
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If Minute Maid Park wasn't enclosed that Aaron Judge baseball would've landed at George Bush International #PinstripePride
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The Yankees still had work to do to put the Astros away in this game, down 3-1, but this was the first time all game long that New York had any energy at all in the batter’s box. Justin Verlander had shut the Yankees down for seven innings before giving way to Peacock.
Thankfully for Houston, Peacock rebounded to retire the side and get his team one step closer to Game 7.