Aaron Judge (31, New York Yankees), MVP (Most Valuable Player) of last year, who remained with his team on a super-high contract, paid for his money from the first day of the opening season in 2023.

The Yankees won 5-0 in the opening game against the San Francisco Giants of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, on the 31st (Korean time).

The performance of the Yankees pitching ace shone. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 11 strikeouts and 2 walks. Judge hit a home run after one out in the first inning, reporting the first home run of the 2023 season, and wielded two hits, two RBIs, and one run.

The protagonist of the first home run in 2023 became San Francisco ace Logan Webb. When Webb threw a sinker at 149 km/h in two consecutive pitches into the lower part of the strike zone, Judge attacked and fired a solo gun that crossed the middle fence with an exit velocity of 176 km.

With his first home run, he showed the value of the name he showed as MVP last year and the value of signing the highest contract in the Stove League from the opening game. After setting a new American League (AL) record in 61 years with 62 home runs last year, he became a free agent (free agent) after winning the AL regular season MVP and signed a new contract with the Yankees for 9 years and 360 million dollars. 온라인카지노

The Yankees added an extra run with a home run in the fourth inning. After one out, Josh Donaldson went on base with a left-handed hit, and the follow-up hitter, Glaber Torres, fired a two-run four through the right.

After the call, the Yankees continued their scoreless march from the 7th inning onwards. At the end of the 7th inning, Torres walked and stolen base, Jose Trevino hit, and DJ LeMayheu and Judge hit consecutively, widening the score to 5-0. 

On the other hand, the match ended in 2 hours and 33 minutes, close to the average of the demonstration matches. It was very fast compared to last year, but it was not a ‘fastest’ opener. The Chicago Cubs, who defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0, finished the game two minutes earlier than the Yankees (2 hours and 21 minutes) despite violating the pitch clock once, becoming the fastest winning team.

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