The U.S. reporter lashed out at the 98-minute delay in stopping the record or the rain cold earlier
Aaron Judge (30, New York Yankees)’ home run record is an issue that the entire Major League Baseball (MLB) is paying attention to. However, it has been argued that the suspension of the game is changing due to the deterrence.
Joel Sherman of the U.S. media New York Post claimed on the 26th (Korea Standard Time), “If Jersey was hitting 50 home runs, not 60 home runs, this game (the Yankees-Boston match on the 26th) would have been declared a cold game.”
Jersey started as the team’s No. 1 designated hitter in the 2022 Major League home game against the Boston Red Sox at the Bronx Yankee Stadium in New York.
Before this game, Jersey had 60 home runs in the season. This was a record that matched Babe Ruth in 1927, and was only one difference from the American League and Yankees single-season home run record (61 home runs) set by Roger Maris in 1961.
As a result, the attention of the U.S. baseball community was focused on whether to break the jersey record. As Albert Pujols (St. Louis), who was in the spotlight together, achieved 700 home runs on the 24th, everyone’s eyes are now on the jersey
Jersey coordinated his batting sense by hitting a double in the left field direction from his first at-bat. He then walked on base in the third inning after a full count match, and booing spread at Yankee Stadium. In his third at-bat in the fifth inning, he finally hit a fly to the outfield, but he entered the glove of center fielder Kike Hernandez.
However, from the sixth inning, it began to rain at Yankee Stadium. Just before the start of the top of the seventh inning, a large amount was poured out so that I couldn’t see. In the end, the referees declared a suspension of the game, and a large tarpaulin was covered on the Yankee Stadium ground.
It has not been decided whether to resume or cancel the game, which was suspended at 9:15 p.m. local time, even after an hour. The Yankees are already on the verge of winning the American League East, and Boston is just around the corner before being eliminated from the postseason. It is a game that has nothing to do with the ranking. A suspension game would have been declared if the two teams had a showdown on the remaining schedule, but the Yankees and Boston are the last matches on this day.
However, it was pointed out that Jersey’s home run record was at stake, and when the game resumed, the first batter was at the bottom of the seventh inning, so it was not easy to declare a cold game. Sherman also mentioned this 안전공원
Sherman said, “There is no doubt,” adding, “The ground is soaking wet, and the Yankees and Boston have to move to Toronto and Boston tomorrow, respectively.” He claimed, “I’ve never seen the suspension of rain so long in regular season games.”
Even after an hour and 15 minutes of the game’s suspension, he pointed out, “Even if we announce the continuation of the game right now, it is at least 30 minutes to maintain the ground,” adding, “We may wait until 1 a.m.”
In the end, the game was decided to be a 2-0 downpour Cold win by the Yankees at 10:53 p.m., 1 hour and 38 minutes after it was suspended due to rain. Jersey’s home run record has also been pushed back