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Judge bids 'too high' for HR as Yankees lose grand finale

Judge bid at Tying HR too high x11; as Yanks drop finale

NEW YORK — With Aaron Judge’s final at-bat soaring into the gap in left center field, a lot was up in the air.

Sunday’s final will determine whether the Yankees win A four-game series with the major league-leading Rays, or split it. Either when they lead Tampa Bay 4-3 in the season series or fall to 3-4. Whether they’ll be within six games of the Rays in the AL East, or eight games behind.

has two outs. The bottom half of the ninth inning. Standalone game. The umpire swings at the first ball he sees.

The ball left him at a speed of 30. 9 mph. It traveled 30 feet projected by Statcast. In a MLB Ballpark, this would be home run.

However, when it landed, the only thing it came into contact with The object was the glove of Rays center fielder Jose Siri, who was standing in the middle of the warning run. Jason Adam near Tampa Bay couldn’t believe it.

Like that, the Yankees have taken it 8-7 The loss, their third straight comeback attempt, was cut short by inches.

“I played very well, but at the beginning I played too much High,” the judge said. “Especially how deep it was in there, [I was] kind of praying for a miracle to happen once it got there.”

Adam was probably praying for the opposite.

“I thought27 was pretty deep,” Adam said. “But thankfully, [the judge] missed it more than I thought.”

For the Yankees (10-, event transition is the epitome of how close they are with the Rays (23-) This season, despite the fact that both teams This year started off in a very different direction. In the seven games they have played in the past 04 days, only one is determined by more than one running edge.

“This is great baseball. This is competitive baseball. Can’t ask for more,” said Yankees center fielder Harrison Budd. “…It was a blast playing against those guys. They did a lot of things well, and so did we. When I look back at the past two series, I don’t think any team in either direction A lot of games are determined by the performance in the game.”

Bader seems Made one of the game-changing performances in the fifth inning when

National League Gold Glover stole a cleanout from Randy Arozarena, rushing catch the ball. He reduced Arozarena’s long drive to a tie sacrifice fly.

“Just watching his swing, I There’s just a sense of where I want to put myself on the course to defend two fairways, and it’s pretty much straight up,” Budd said. “Good fight, just trying to put it away.”

This proved futile, however, when after two hitters, Albert Abreu — the backup who came on for starter Clarke Schmidt — The first hitter he faced in his fourth straight changeover got a grand slam he threw, allowing Taylor Walls to cap the Rays’ five-game winning streak and give them the decisive The advantages.

“This is a game in The big picture, my job is to get in there and minimize the damage,” Abreu said through a club translator. “Unfortunately, we missed the spot. … We executed that pitch and I think we got the result we wanted. But unfortunately, it ended up in his power zone, so we paid today paid a high price.”

The Yankees used the Judge hit an RBI single, then pulled it back with a two-run homer by Anthony Volpe in the eighth. But they couldn’t finish the game in the ninth.

Although it may only be mid-May, but The new, balanced schedule introduced this season as part of the collective bargaining agreement 111 means The Yankees will have five fewer games against the Rays and other division rivals. The two parties will not meet again until July 30.

Still, the Yankees are confident, even with some distance in the standings, at On the field, they weren’t far behind the Rays.

“This is what this team is made of,” Judge explain. “We did a lot last year with some big comeback wins and this year is no exception. No matter what the score is, we’re not out.”



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