The New York Yankees’ offense is becoming one of the easiest to fade in Major League Baseball with Aaron Judge out of the lineup with a toe injury.
In fact, the Yankees have become an extremely profitable team to bet on – if you take the UNDER on the total in all of their games with Judge out.
Since Judge last played (June 3), the Yankees have played 19 games and the UNDER is 14-4-1 in those matchups, mainly due to New York’s terrible offense. Sure, the Yankees have the No. 3 ERA in all of baseball and the No. 1 bullpen ERA, but the offensive downturn has caused the team to become fade-worthy when it comes to scoring runs.
If you look just over the last five games, the Yankees have scored a total of 11 runs, and five of those came in one game. The team scored one run in its series opener with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, who have the worst ERA in all of baseball.
Judge only played a couple games in June, and over the last 30 days the Yankees are dead last in Major League Baseball in OPS, batting average and hits. They are also 29th in runs scored.
Only the Kansas City Royals have scored fewer runs than the Yankees over this stretch.
Judge, the reigning American League MVP, is obviously a huge part of New York’s offense, but the team is playing at an insanely poor level without his production.
Earlier this month, it was extremely evident that New York struggled scoring without Judge.
These numbers have just gotten progressively worse with the star outfielder banged up.
If you’re a Yankees fan and don’t want to bet against your own team to lose, taking the UNDER is a nice alternative – especially since the team’s lone bright spot has been its pitching.
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