Aaron Judge’s Magisterial Game 3 Performance Lifts Yankees over Astros

NEW YORK –- Stop for a moment and appreciate it, the way you might by pulling your car over to the side of the road to dwell on the majesty of a mountain or the expanse of a river. We’ve never seen anything like it. The largest position player to ever play Major League Baseball heaved his 6’ 7”, 282-pound body at the culmination of sprints into a wall and into the turf to make catches of hard-hit line drives. In between, he smashed a high-and-tight 93-mph cutter into the first row in leftfield for a three-run homer.

Aaron Judge is, in the manner of the highest complement to athleticism, a freak. The Yankees rightfielder played an astounding game in an 8–1 New York win over Houston in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. He is a natural wonder.
Maybe this ALCS didn’t turn a corner quite yet. Not much really changed. To win this series the Yankees still need to win one of the games started by Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander. They are 0–2 in those attempts, with Keuchel, the greatest Yankee antidote in history, looming in Game 5 and Verlander, after going all Bob Gibson on them in

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