Aaron Judge gave the Yankees the lead over the Mets on Sunday night with a solo home run.
That’s the Aaron Judge New York Yankees fans love to see. Despite all the injury concerns surrounding the team’s star player, he’s given us more of a reason to forget about it all with a home run off James Paxton earlier in the week and another off New York Mets top prospect Corey Oswalt just moments ago.
The Yanks and Mets are participating in their second exhibition game of the weekend and Judge has gotten NYY off to another fast start to follow up Saturday’s rout.
He sent one into the left field seats with this beautiful swing.
We haven’t risen in quite a while. We could use a quick one, right?
We’re not sure why Oswalt was throwing absolute cheese in Judge’s wheelhouse on an 0-2 count, but Yankees fans aren’t going to complain. A healthy swinging Judge sending balls into the stands is all we need to get through the summer.
The latest ailment in Judge’s long list of injuries was a stiff neck, which held him out of action last weekend and the beginning of this past week. However, he returned on Wednesday, promptly homered off Paxton, and made everyone forget about the concerns that were characterizing the days leading up to that moment.
All good! Nothing to see here. The cupping did some serious work for the 28-year-old, who is looking to avoid the injured list for the first time since 2017 as the Yankees hope to take home World Series No. 28 in this shortened 60-game campaign.
While New York was able to weather the storm and win 103 games without key guys like Judge for a majority of 2019, it’s clear they need him at full strength in order to get back to the Fall Classic after falling short against two of the last three champions.
We’re a few days away from Opening Night, so Judge better save some bullets for then.