"Jackie does this little thing where, midway, while the ball is in the air, he starts timing it", said Betts, who hit a two-run homer and also scored Boston's third run on Sunday night to help the Red Sox win 3-0 and split their doubleheader with the New York Yankees.
It was also 3-0 in the nightcap when Judge, the victor of the All-Star Home Run Derby, came up with a runner on first and launched a high fly ball into the Fenway triangle, just in front of the 420-foot marker.
Jackie Bradley Jr. added another spectacular catch to his resume on Sunday night at Fenway Park, and it may be his best yet.
Boston (52-41) salvaged a split of its four-game series with NY (47-43) after losing the first game of the doubleheader 3-0 earlier Sunday afternoon.
The Red Sox went on to hand the Yankees their first shutout of the season.
In addition to leading baseball in home runs, Judge is tied with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve for with 5.1 WAR (Wins Above Replacement), sharing a lead among position players.
Thirty-four innings later, the opportunity has come and gone, and the Sox are right back where they were at the beginning of the All-Star break with the same obvious strengths and the same glaring weaknesses.
Commerciante ucciso con diversi colpi d'arma da fuoco
L'uomo era stato trovato privo di vita nella sua auto sulla provinciale Enna-Barrafranca, delitto tuttora irrisolto. La moglie e la figlia dopo aver sentito gli spari hanno dato l'allarme.
The Red Sox won Friday's second-half opener on a ninth-inning, bases-loaded walk, but they wasted a Chris Sale gem in a 16-inning loss on Saturday.
The Red Sox were obviously keen on the catch.
Masahiro Tanaka (7-9) took the loss after pitching 7 2/3 innings, giving up three runs, seven hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Betts' two-out homer in the third inning snapped a stretch of 24 consecutive scoreless innings for Boston.
Manager Joe Girardi feels that Judge is "just missing some pitches...he's a little off".
Pedroia made it 3-0 with his RBI single in the sixth. Aroldis Chapman tossed a one-hit ninth for his ninth save.
NOTES: New York RHP Bryan Mitchell and Boston INF/OF Brock Holt were the 26th men for Sunday's doubleheader.