The number that everybody desires to know is the one Aaron Judge goes to wind up getting after the season, presuming he doesn’t reopen talks with the Yankees and becomes a free agent.
For now, Judge continues to pile up huge home run numbers, as he added two more in Monday’s 6-4 loss to the Orioles on the Stadium.
Aaron Judge rounds the bases after his first of two home runs on Monday.Robert Sabo
It was his fourth multi-homer game of the 12 months and Judge has an MLB-high 17 on the 12 months.
“Just attempting to do my job,” Judge said. “Similar to everyone else on this constructing.”
He hit a solo homer in the primary and a two-run shot within the fifth, becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to hit 17 home runs within the team’s first 42 games, joining Mickey Mantle (20), Babe Ruth (19 in 1928, 18 in 1930) and Alex Rodriguez and Tino Martinez who hit 17 in 2007 and 1997, respectively.
Aaron Judge celebrates his solo homer against the Orioles.Robert Sabo
“Sometimes I feel like he’s salivating for something, gets it and drills it,’’ Gerrit Cole said. “Sometimes I feel like he’s being an excellent baseball player, staying up the center and drills it the identical way. … He’s making higher swings than they’re throwing. He’s just higher.”
Aaron Boone added, “Sometimes I take him as a right, I believe. But not at once. He’s really carrying us offensively.”