The Boston Red Sox always have an eventful night against the New York Yankees, and slugger Aaron Judge certainly brings the heat.
The Boston Red Sox are always going to have an eventful night when they face their biggest division rivals, the New York Yankees. The Red Sox struggled with two massive home runs.
Judge’s first home run of the night soared over right field and got lost in the stands.
His second homer was bigger, flying high into the field across left field.
Judge officially hit 57 homers this season, just four behind the team’s record of 61. He is likely to pass the record without a problem. The record was set by Roger Maris in 1961, which is also an American League record.
If he hits 60 home runs, he will become the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 or more in a single season player. He will join Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Maris and Babe Ruth.
Judge was one of the Yankees’ best players this season and has been a major staple during a volatile season.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge gives Red Sox Team Relive History
Judges at the Yankees in 2016 and sure deserve every point money. Throughout his career, he has an OPS of .283/.391/.581 and an OPS of .972. Those numbers are much better than most, but well below his performance this season.
This season, his shooting percentage is 0.310/. 413/.692 for an OPS of 1.105. He’s on fire, showing no sign of slowing down, and amid many contradictions, he’s been one of New York’s most reliable players.
The Red Sox, on the other hand, have been struggling. They are at the bottom of the AL East, still below .500. Their playoff odds continue to drop, and they don’t have enough consistency to make the playoffs successful.
Tonight, Judge made a wound and stabbed a little more.