Judge embodies captain role as Yankees lose to Phils
NEW YORK – Aaron Hicks at The entire Yankee Stadium was booed as he trudged back to the dugout after his fifth game — a strikeout inning Tuesday night. The embattled outfielder paused as he approached the bat stand, clutching his helmet with his palms, a look of frustration on his face. Aaron Judge was beside him.
“We’ll keep it to ourselves, but it’s just as Teammate, talk to him,” Judge said after the Yankees’ 4-1 loss to the Phillies. “Mostly just asking what he saw at the plate, taking his mind off a few things, getting a little scouting report.”
It’s been a rough start for Hicks, it seems to be toughContinuation Transformation of batter sound sublime movement 30-19 goals and then at the end of the year wondering how – or if – he would fit into the club’s plans. Hicks, who hasn’t been on the Yankees’ first three lineups this season, was straightforward when asked about his role; he wants to play.
” said the judge. “If you are in four Month struggles, or if you struggle in August, anything can happen. It’s just about regrouping and moving on. If you succeed, move on to the next one. “
Hicks has 3 years left on his contract and $16 Millions, Yankees manager Aaron Boone plans to keep him as part of a rotation outfield that includes Judge, Gianca Lowe Stanton, Osvaldo Cabrera, Isiah Kinnafalla and Frankie Cordero. Harrison Budd, the envisioned center fielder, is weeks away from returning to the majors time.
Hicks isn’t the only one on the plate though In a quiet night for the Yankees — New York allowed just four hits and avoided being knocked out when DJ LeMahau homered in the ninth — his 0-3 performance seemed to stand out 04,35.
“Obviously, this is not the biggest Reaction, but you have to deal with it, get over it,” Boone said. “I don’t think it has any effect on him. I thought he played well on the ball coming back [in the seventh] running to the foul line. He’s a competitive hitter, just doesn’t show it. I think he handles it well. “
Judge enters, Who has developed some playbooks to help teammates through tough times, especially at home. Hicks, Josh Donaldson, Joey Gallo and Genna Faraifa have been home fans over the past year A popular target for negative reviews. Judges try to counteract this by providing good vibes as insulation.
Kyle Schwarber and Brandon Marsh An early home run for Philadelphia, helped by Yankees starter Domingo Germain, who was hit by four runs in 4 2/3 innings.
“I have to let that play” Volpe said. “It’s a big point in the game. That’s a show that has to happen, [if it is], we’re on the sidelines. It’s that simple. “
in New York’s first three games against the Giants , Cabrera started in left field for Hicks, and Boone explained he didn’t like the pitching matchup for Hicks, who occupied the position for the next two games against the Phillies.Boone Said he didn’t see Judge vs. Hicks near the bat stand, but wasn’t surprised to learn that.