Aaron JudgeThe latest hitter to criticize was new pitcher-friendly dimensionsCamden Yards, Baltimore OriolesVeteran Trey ManciniIt seems to be in agreement with the New York Yankees slugger.
Judge stated to MLB.com after losing a potential home run that bounced off of the high wall in leftfield Tuesday night that he was not happy. “pretty upset”The new dimensions are a “travesty,” and the ballpark “just seems like a Create-A-Park” now.
Mancini, the Orioles longest-tenured player. told the Baltimore SunJudge isn’t alone in complaining about Camden’s new dimensions. Camden’s left-field wall was moved back approximately 30 ft. It also has been raised approximately 7 ft to 12 ft.
Mancini said to the Sun, “Nobody likes them.” “No hitters love it, myself included.”
Statcast data shows that Judge's first-inning blast Tuesday was 399 feet long and would have been a homer in any of the 29 Major League Baseball parks. The Yankees were shocked to learn that Judge was still in Camden Yards.
“He almost had three [homers]Aaron Boone, Yankees manager, said Judge was “very good.” Judge hit two solo home runs in the second half of the game. But Build-Your-Own Park got Judge.
Judge is leading the majors with 14 homers, and he elaborated Wednesday on his Camden critique to the New York Post, saying that the new dimensions have diminished what was once a “beautiful place.”
Judge: told the PostBefore going sane in New York, 3-2 victory over Baltimore. “It was quite beautiful the way it was.”
Just 1.8% of plate appearances at Camden Yards this season have ended in a home run, the fifth fewest of any stadium in MLB, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. 4.5% of Camden's plate appearances ended in a home run last season, which is the highest percentage in MLB.
Camden Yards allowed the most home runs in the last season. Camden Yards saw 155 homers last season by the Orioles — the most MLB parks and the third most of any team.
Mancini, in his sixth season as an Orioles player, was without a homer at Camden Yards before Thursday's game against New York. Power-hitting first-baseman Mancini hit 14 of his 21 homers in Camden Yards last year, but has lost at minimum two homers to the new dimensions.
Mancini said to the Sun, “There's no way we can change it.” “It's something you shouldn't be thinking about when youre up at the plate. It doesn't make it easier if you hit a ball you believe should be a homer.
This is the second time the Yankees have been involved with a baseball game in recent week. back-and-forth over ballpark dimensionsTheir impact on home runs.
Texas RangersChris Woodward, Yankee Stadium's manager, described Yankee Stadium as “a little league ballpark to the right field” earlier in this month. Gleyber Torres“Easy out in 99 percent” would have made a walk-off homer. Boone initially didn't respond to Woodward. However, he later said that his “math is wrong” and that it was impossible for him to be right. There are only thirty parks.
Boone being on the opposite side of the discussion this week, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde told The Sun that he would “take a high” with the Orioles. [road]He said that he believes Camden Yards is being “more fair” with fly balls to left-field.
Camden Yards has yielded just 1.3 homers per game this season, the fifth fewest in the majors, after allowing an MLB-high 3.4 per game last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information data.
Hyde explained to the Sun, “Before fly balls left field were homers and it was really unfair many times,” It's playing fairer than ever before.
Ryan Mountcastle, Anthony SantanderAnd Austin HaysThese are the Orioles' only Orioles hitters to have homered over the left field wall this season. Mancini also reiterated that Baltimore's hitters have not liked the homer-robbing dimension.
“I know this.” [Judge's]”Ball probably should have been a homer, however, we've had quite some, too, that should not have been,” he said to the Sun. “Like I stated, we play half of our games here so it's not as good as a right-handed pitcher.
“It is still our job to get out there and play. So complaining about that? [it]It won't help us. However, that doesn't necessarily mean we like it.
The Orioles pitchers on the other hand have thrived in this new dimension, with a 2.74 ERA combined and allowing only 11 homers across 19 home games as of Thursday. Baltimore pitchers had a 5.99 ERA in 81 home matches last season.
Mike Elias, Orioles general manager, stated to the Post that the stadium was a “total gem”. “We wanted it less of an homer haven.”