New York Yankees’ prospects Aaron Judge and Brady Lail helped the South division tie the North division in this year’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game. The Charleston RiverDogs (The Yankees single-A affiliate), originally had four players selected as All-Stars.
First baseman Mike Ford has been outstanding this season, hitting .305/.398/.482 with 8 home runs and 30 RBI. He was unable to play in the game due to his ongoing DL stint. Another unavailable All-Star was Caleb Smith, who is 4-6 with a 3.53 ERA on the season. Despite Ford and Smith’s inability to play. the two that were active certainly made their mark.
Judge has lived up to his first round status so far in 2014. He’s hitting a whopping .333/.428/.530 with 9 home runs and 45 RBI. Judge started in right field for the South Division. He went 1-for-3, and his one hit was a line-drive single to center field, which brought two runners to the plate and gave the South a 2-1 lead.
Lail, who is 7-3 on the season with a 3.49 ERA, while averaging just over a strikeout per inning, induced three ground ball outs in a perfect inning of work.
The two “baby bombers” certainly played key roles in making sure the South Division didn’t lose.