Aaron Judge continues his great form with both bat and glove to give the New York Yankees a hilarious comeback 11-5 win against the Royals. The Royals are surely growing tired of facing Judge. The New York Yankees Aaron Judge has hit a walk-off homer in 3 of them.
Judge is now just the third Yankees player to have 40 homers before the end of July. He also became the first Yankee since Roger Maris in 1961 to reach the 40-homer mark before August and joined Babe Ruth (1928, 1921) as the only player in franchise history with 41 homers through the first 101 games.
At his current pace, Aaron Judge will finish the season with 66 homers, 178 hits, 79 walks, 135 runs 143 RBI. He has a slash line of .297/.378/.668 It was Judge’s fifth home run during the Yankees’ seven-game winning streak and his third in his last four games.
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“Like I’ve said 1,000 times, I’m focused on winning baseball games right now,” Judge said. “The stats and stuff like that, we can talk about that at the end of the year.”
“I’m still trying to get there, Judge said. “I’m grinding out. I’m just focused on getting on base for the guys behind me.” In his last nine games, Judge is 12-for-35 with a pair of doubles, 5 homers and 12 runs batted in (RBIs).
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His on-base plus slugging(OPS) has jumped to .961, second only to Anthony Rizzo on the team. No doubt, this is Judge’s show. He added a new trick Friday night, too — making someone else’s homer disappear. Starting in right field for the very first time since July 10, Judge raced back to the wall, leapt and used all of his 6-foot-7 frames to reach over and bring back what would have been a leadoff home run by Melendez. “Historical,” Gerrit Cole said.
“I haven’t seen anything quite like this, this much, from anybody, really. I don’t think I’ve played with a guy that’s hit 40 homers. It’s July. So I’m rooting for him.
I wish I could have my phone on the bench like the rest of the fans who take a video of every one of his at-bats. The Judge said he’d like to get more consistent, but the results have been eye-popping of late.
After Jose Trevino added an insurance run with an (RBI) groundout, DJ LeMahieu walked to reload the bases. The Judge followed with his grand slam, which finished off the Yankees’ league-leading 29th comeback win of the year.