This inexplicable stat from Judge Aaron will delight Yankees fans
On Friday, star outfielder Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees took the field at Yankee Stadium against the Cleveland Guardians in Game 2 of their five-division American League series.
After capping his seventh career big league campaign in historic fashion by becoming the AL’s all-time home run leader (62), Judge went on to make all-time history at the plate, but not in the same way.
Judge went 0-for-5 in the batting box against the Guardians, hitting four times, which now keeps the 30-year-old hitless after back-to-back playoff contests. After also leading the AL in home runs (52) in his first full major league season, Judge endured an identical drought against Cleveland, hitting four times in the 2017 ALDS three times.
With Game 2 being the fourth time the judge has done so, the superstar — slated for a payday this coming offseason — remains the only player in Major League Baseball history to hit four times in a playoff game after leading the league in home runs, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn’t worried, however, despite the home crowd showering the judge with a sea of boos after October’s disappointing performance.
“It’s the Bronx, man,” Boone said, by YES network video. “I mean, it’s baseball. You are faced with the best difficult conditions. … Big hitters go 0 for any given day. … Big hitters fail more often than they succeed, even when rolling.