What a night for historic home runs, eh? First Aaron Judge hits 61, and then Christopher Morel hits 16. You couldn’t write the screenplay if you tried.
In all seriousness, it’s been fun to see Morel catching fire lately:
That shot out to left pushed Morel’s season line up to .240/.313/.446/112 wRC+, which is quite good for a versatile rookie who came up from Double-A. Morel might not wind up a star (he only just turned 23, so don’t rule it out!), but if he is this guy? It’s an incredibly useful player to have.
And now I’ll forever remember that he homered within seconds of Aaron Judge hitting 61. So that’s fun.