“Well, Buck, you and I looked at each other when we saw these shows three times ago,” said Dan Shulman, play-by-play announcer while showing a slow-motion video of the judge looking away.
“Watch what he’s looking at,” said color commentator Buck Martinez.
“You don’t want to go making allegations without knowing, but…” Schulman added.
Judge, who had already hit his first home run, would go on to smash his second homer of the game after the manager Aaron Boone He was ejected for arguing balls and strikes while his star was on the plate. after Yanks win 7-4the judge was asked about the “allegations of cheating” and explained his reasons for looking toward the hide during the beating.
“Yeah I was kind of, a lot of chirping from our team, which I didn’t really like about the situation where it was a 6-0 game and I know Bonnie got tossed,” Judge said. “I was trying to save Bonnie by calling timeout, like, ‘Hey, wait here,’ like let me work here.” So, I was kind of trying to figure out who was tweeting in the dugout. So it was 6-0, Bonnie got thrown, let’s get to work now.”
And the judge added, “Yeah, it’s kind of like, ‘Who’s still talking here?'” “It’s 6-0, our coach got shot, he’s done his job, let’s get back to playing ball.”
The AL MVP referee was asked if he felt his teammates continuing to roll the dice was “unnecessary” with the score as it was, and said he spoke with them about the situation during and after the game.
“You know I would love for Bonnie to stick with me and he always does,” Judge said. “But I feel like after the manager does his thing, it’s like, Flas, our pitcher still has to get out there and pitch a few pitches. We’ve got the lead, let’s go work here.” I said some things to some of the guys in the dugout, especially after the game. I hope it doesn’t happen again.”