Aaron Judge hasn’t allowed talk to affect his or the Yankees’ game.

 

We’re focused on one thing, and it’s between the lines of what we’ve got to do to win those nine innings of the game every night,” Judge said. “When you’ve got all nine guys in the lineup focused on that one thing, any distractions or noise outside of that doesn’t bother us. We’ve got a job to do on the field.”

 

When Judge was seen looking into his own dugout or down the first base line prior to a 462-foot homer, his second of the night, that came off the bat with a 114.9 mph exit velocity, it was the start of a long, drama-filled series for the Yankees and Blue Jays. On Tuesday, Jay Jackson admitted that he was notified of tipping pitches.

 

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The MLBbro wasn’t pleased with any allegation or insinuation of breaking rules.

 

“Especially with the things that have happened in this game with cheating and stuff, to get that thrown out, I’m not happy about it,” Judge said.

Sounds like sour grapes from a team that has been unable to figure out the 2022 MVP.

The multihomer night, paired with three walks in the 7-4 Yankees win, made Judge the fourth player in Yankees history with two home runs and three walks in a single game. His second homer on May 15 gave him 21 career 450+ foot home runs, including playoffs, all since the beginning of 2017, the 2nd-most in MLB since the start of 2017 (including playoffs), behind only Giancarlo Stanton (22). 

 

The Yankee captain made sure that his team was unfazed throughout the remainder of the series and added salt into the wound of all Blue Jays fans as he didn’t peak into the dugout before his go-ahead two-run 448-foot homer in New York’s 6-3 route of Toronto, adding a hiding eye motion as he crossed the plate and continuing the act in the dugout.

“That’s the MVP,” Isiah Kiner-Falefa said. “We expect those kinds of swings. I’m not surprised when he does those things anymore. He’s the best player in the world for a reason.”

Where Does Judge’s Recent Streak Rank In Yankees Lore 

Judge has three homers over New York’s last two games and five homers over the last four, with three multihomer games already this season.

Notable Yankee performances to have a stretch like this were in April 2022, when Anthony Rizzo had four homers in two games, including a three-homer game against the Orioles.

Giancarlo’s three homers in two games in May 2022, and in 2019 when Gio Urshela was 7-for-13 with five homers, a double, and 10 RBI over a three-game span in August with back-to-back multihomer games.

 

Since Judge’s return the Yankees have been reinvigorated and refocused on a championship path.

 


After a historic MVP season that saw him break Roger Maris’ American League home run record, Judge has proven that he can handle his new role as captain, with all eyes on him to have another mammoth season, leading by example and vocally in the clubhouse. 

 

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