Aaron Judge was removed from the New York Yankees‘ thriller against the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball due to dizziness, which many believed was the result of a collision with the wall coupled with a diving effort on Saturday night.
We’re still unsure and we don’t have any answers, but despite being in the lineup on Monday and delivering a clutch game-tying three-run homer in the eighth, Judge doesn’t seem to fully be over whatever he was experiencing.
Should this be worrisome for the team and fanbase? Judge told reporters on Monday evening that he’s still not feeling 100%.
Perhaps even worse, he compared the feeling to “getting his bell rung” when playing football. That … doesn’t sound good at all.
The Yankees already had an injury scare with Gerrit Cole last week, but he’ll be returning to the mound on Tuesday night. The only other player they cannot afford such a situation with is Judge, who’s been the best player on the team in 2021.
Any lingering dizziness effects or concussion-like symptoms could really derail the Yankees over these next crucial 15 games.
Yankees star Aaron Judge is not yet over his dizziness.
Can we get a big lead on Tuesday night over the Orioles so Judge can get yanked early for some rest? Does every game we play have to be decided by one or two runs regardless of the opponent?
Judge’s 130 games played is the most he’s seen in a season since 2017 and only minor soreness/rest days have kept him out of action. It’d be great to get him as many breathers as possible should the Yankees make it to October … because he’ll be playing every day in the postseason.
Based on the results from Monday, though, we’d venture to say he’s fine. This was the Yankees’ FIRST win in 2021 when trailing by four or more runs. They were 0-35 heading into this one.
Judge leads the team across the board in every major statistical category on offense. He’s logged important defensive reps in center field when Aaron Boone has been able to play Giancarlo Stanton on defense.
As Yankees fans have done for the better part of four years, we’ll be closely monitoring Judge’s situation over the next week. This team has been known to fumble medical issues over and over, and we’d rather not revisit what’s doomed them in the past. We’re heading into the home stretch now and every precautionary measure must be taken.