Aaron Judge, Teoscar Hernández hilariously jab at each other after home run robbery

New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners
New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

Facing three daunting pitching mismatches in Seattle in a three-game series, the Yankees turned to Aaron Judge in the opener and said, "You're cool to go absolutely crazy, right?"

While helpful pieces like Jake Bauers and Isiah Kiner-Falefa also turned up in Monday's series opener, it was Judge who stole the show on offense and stole home runs on defense, aiding a 10-4 victory.

Julio Rodriguez tried to do it all for the Mariners on the other side, but ... he's not quite Judge. Not yet. The Yankees' centerpiece rapped a two-run laser off the foul pole, roped a rally-starting double, responded to Rodriguez's two-run double with a solo shot to make it 9-4, and ended his night sprawled over the right field fence to keep it a five-run margin in the eighth inning.

On the other side of Judge's effortless robbery was Teoscar Hernández, the former Blue Jays foil who was dealt to Seattle this winter, as Toronto willingly downgraded their offense. After Judge came down with the baseball, Hernández had a fairly simple question.

Yankees star Aaron Judge isn't giving Teoscar Hernández another bomb. Sorry.

The Yankees had already given right-handed rookie sensation Bryce Miller a reality check. They'd already punched, punched, and punched back. They were four outs away from winning a relatively sweat-free game without having to use core bullpen pieces.

Couldn't Judge just be cool and give Hernández a late home run?

Nope. Sorry, bud. We've seen them too many times before. Luckily, Judge himself broke his social media silence to put Hernández in his place.

The best part? Judge almost never tweets. Need more evidence? His Twitter handle is still "TheJudge44". What is 44?! He's been 99 since his big-league career began. That's someone who doesn't do more than dabble in social media. Glad he showed up for this delightful exchange.

Hernández is having a tough year offensively (87 OPS+), and has actually struggled against the Yankees more than you'd think over the course of his career (.223 average, .695 OPS, 71 games).

That said, Judge is correct; Hernández has gone yard 13 times against the Bombers, which is 13 times too many. Sorry, man. Hit it further next time if you don't want this superhuman nabbing it.

Or, on second though, don't. This was way better for us.