New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole had a perfect game going in the fifth inning when Austin Meadows stepped to the plate for the Tampa Bay Rays in the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. Meadows smashed a third pitch fastball, and New York right fielder Aaron Judge made his way to the outfield wall to try to rob a potential home run.
Not quite. As Judge jumped to make the catch, he hit his head on the padding on top of the wall. Meadows’ ball cleared the fence for a solo home run.
Aaron Judge rejected by the padding pic.twitter.com/Rh8QFJLwqo— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) October 10, 2020
I guess you can say that Aaron misjudged that one.
Here’s a look at the full play:
Fortunately for Judge, he’s also been responsible for 100 percent of the Yankees’ offense in Game 5 at the time of publish. Judge got the scoring started with a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second dinger of the playoffs.
This was a tough moment for Judge, but the Yankees are still glad to have him on their side.
The Rays would go on to win, 2-1, on an eighth inning home run from Mike Brosseau to eliminate the Yankees and advance to the ALCS. Judge might be thinking about this play for a long time.