Watch Jackie Bradley Jr. rob Aaron Judge of his 31st home run

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 17, 2017

With a runner on and the Yankees down by three runs in the eighth inning, Judge drove a 95 miles per hour fastball from David Price to the deepest corner of Fenway. "It actually made the hair stand up on my arms".

"Once I saw him start timing it, I figured he had a chance to catch it".

Bradley tracked the ball as he approached the triangle in front the 420-foot sign and perfectly timed his jump to make the catch while reaching over the Red Sox bullpen wall, robbing a guaranteed home run.

Sometimes in sport the best efforts go unrewarded, and thanks to a phenomenal catch from Jackie Bradley Jr, Aaron Judge was the latest to experience that. The Red Sox preserved the 3-0 lead after Price struck out the next batter to end the inning. "Jackie has been making plays like that for a long time".

Meanwhile, Judge isn't the first player to fall victim to one of Bradley's outstanding catches - Oakland's Ryon Healy experienced something similar earlier this season. Those are the type of plays that rarely happen. A lot of different things have got to go the right way. Gotta be just far enough over the wall, but short enough where you can grab it. With a runner on first, Judge's homer would have narrowed the Yankee's deficit to 3-2. "And you've got to be able to get back there in time". According to's Brown and Hoch, "more than nine times out of 10, a ball struck in that fashion is a homer".

One night after giving up a tying homer in the ninth, Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 24th save.

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