Rob Parker has nothing but love for New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who has been the hottest slugger in baseball, hitting four homers over his last three games and totally owning the Baltimore Orioles.
By Devon POV Mason | Contributor
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge continued his torrid hitting with three more hits and three RBI in the Yankees 6-4 win over Detroit on Saturday. Judge is known for hitting moon shots, but lately, he’s cut down his swing and is hitting missiles all over the field, finding that he can accumulate just as many RBI’s by not being a boom or bust hitter, but a well-rounded one
He’s also got the talent to hit for high average so he might as well use it because that’s what the Yankees are lacking. In addition to an infield single, he smacked two doubles in the gap.
On Friday, Judge made a couple of huge statements with his booming bat at Yankees Stadium. Starting for the first time in three days, the 2018 Rookie of the Year and HR Derby champ made us All Rise by homering in two of his first three at-bats.
A 436-foot blast in the third off the batter’s eye, and then a second-deck grand slam to the right in the fourth. Judge’s second career grand slam gave starter Gerrit Cole an 8-0 lead.
AJ’s two deep shots raised his season total to seven, which is one more than slugging partner Giancarlo Stanton for the team lead. The Yankees’ 10-0 and 6-4 shellackings of Detroit shows what the Pinstripes are capable of when they have all three Black Knights in the lineup at one time
Friday night, Stanton extended his hitting streak to seven games, his longest since 9/23-9/29 of 2018. He’s currently hitting .419 (13-31) with a double, three HRs, three RBIs, and one BB (walk) over that span. The “artist formerly known as Mike” had three hits in three straight games for the first time in his career since moving into the two-hole.
Also, center fielder Aaron Hicks went (2-4) with two RBIs and added another hit and a run on Saturday.
The Yankees 2021 Soul Patrol is coming alive and Yankees fans can only hope that this is the beginning of that run they’ve been waiting for.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge haven’t been able to stay healthy enough to remain in the lineup together and be the force that the Yankees expected when they paired Stanton (fresh off an MVP and 59-homer season in Miami) with Judge, a phenom who hit 52 bombs to break the MLB rookie record.
2018 was supposed to be the return of Mantle and Maris at Yankee Stadium.
Fast forward three seasons later and Stanton has just seven homers since 2019 and Judge has just 3 homers. There hasn’t been much reason to #ALLRISE. This season, both Black Knights are healthy and looking forward to seeing what type of OD damage they can do together for an extended stretch.
Brandon Carr says Stanton is the man the Yankees can least afford to lose if one of these elite sluggers were to fall out of the loop again.