Justin Verlander totally predicted Aaron Judge's All-Star Game homer off Max Scherzer
The All-Star Game presented by Mastercard brought together players from all across MLB -- blending rivals in the same dugout and giving players a chance to have fun with temporary teammates they'd otherwise consider the enemy.
Take Justin Verlander, for example. The Astros veteran is no stranger to the Midsummer Classic (this was his seventh All-Star selection to date), and he brought his phone along for some prime-time social media work.
Verlander already in full-on dad mode. pic.twitter.com/n4bZU3eSG6- Cut4 (@Cut4) July 18, 2018
So when the Yankees' Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate and crushed a homer off the Nats' Max Scherzer, it came just moments after Verlander predicted it on Instagram Live. No, really:
Wonder if he's predicted his own strikeouts while on the pitcher's mound?
Judge's homer set the tone for the night, as Judge and the American League mashed five homers en route to an 8-6 win over the National League in 10 innings.