Alex Rodriguez's tears hadn't even dried on the infield of Yankee Stadium when the Bombers' two newest members started a fresh era of power with historic back-to-back home runs Saturday afternoon in the Bronx.
Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin showed fans that the future looks bright for the Yankees — and put the drama of the controversial slugger firmly in the rear view mirror after hitting the dingers in both players' first at-bats.
Just a day ago Judge and Austin were taking swings as top prospects with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and now, less than 14 hours after A-Rod's going away party, the two new outfielders helped the Yankees win their fourth straight game with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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The behemoth Judge (he's 6'7" and 230 lbs.) blasted this 446-foot shot over the center field wall and was still able to get the ball back.
Here's Austin's jack which got things started:Aaron Judge's first career homer was an absolute bomb. He too got the baseball back #HereComesTheJudge pic.twitter.com/y2N5SDv90E— Bronx Bombers (@BronxBomberBlog) August 13, 2016
Suddenly that $27 million tab the Yankees owe Rodriguez doesn't seem to hurt as much.Tyler Austin's first career homer in his first career at-bat. He got the baseball back! #AustinPowers pic.twitter.com/lNb9kugCFb— Bronx Bombers (@BronxBomberBlog) August 13, 2016