“First pitch of my at-bat, 10th pitch of my at-bat it doesn’t matter”, Judge said. Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays will attempt to stop the rookie and begin getting their disappointing start reversed. He launched 20 home-runs in less than 300 at bats for the Yankees. But no one has had the same impact as the 25-year-old after the season’s first few weeks.
Gardner said teammates wouldn’t speak with him after the game. The Yankees (16-9) lead the American League with 42 homers, 12 of them from Judge, the AL leader. He’s taking his walks. “If I get outs and the ball is up and I’m not really finishing my off-speed pitches, I’m not happy with that”.
Aaron Judge fills in the void nicely after Gary Sanchez goes down, belting 13 home runs in the first 26 games.
Aaron Judge is off to a terrific start in 2017.
“We knew he was a good outfielder, we knew he could run the bases, we knew all those things”. Judge is a Statcast darling-eight of the 23 hardest-hit balls this season have been his-and his towering home runs make him the most fun player to watch in baseball.
“I think he has a chance to get up there”.
HOUSTON – Charlie Morton produced his second consecutive quality start while Marwin Gonzalez continued his early-season power surge as Houston bashed Texas.
But Toronto starter Marcus Stroman wasn’t much better than Sabathia.
Before Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi was asked who Judge reminded him off. In spite of the poor record, Gibbons is optimistic his team will get rolling, especially when Josh Donaldson (strained right calf) and Troy Tulowitzki (strained right hamstring) return.
“If I see something that triggers something from two or three years ago, I bring it to his attention”, Espada said. “I’ve been fighting every day for a month and it’s finally here”, said Pearce. “They’ll be like, ‘Hi, how you doing? They never tuck in their tail or anything like that”. In his career, Stroman is 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA and 39 strikeouts against the Yankees. He’s already allowed seven walks and four home runs (both poisonous outcomes in late and close games), and hitters now have a 1.090 OPS against him.
Even in Latos’ first two starts where he posted a 3.27 ERA, he walked more guys than he struck out, so you knew a complete stinker like the one we saw in NY last night was coming. If you were to isolate his pLI to just this season, it actually comes out to 1.73 – Even higher than previous year.
Aaron Judge continued his season-long power display with another home run, while the Yankees used a three-run seventh to pull past the Blue Jays, 8-6, in front of 35,559 at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
Latos gave up 10 hits over four innings. Sabathia (2-1, 4.34) is not looking to become the answer to a trivia question again.
Judge’s second homer of the day in the eighth, a three-run shot off reliever Jason Grilli, completed the scoring for the Yankees.
In the Yankees’ 8-6 come-from-behind victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, Judge became the youngest player in Major League Baseball history (25 years old) to hit 13 homers over the first 26 games of his team’s season.