The number everyone wants to know is what Aaron Judge will get after the season, assuming he doesn’t resume talks with the Yankees and becomes a free agent.
For now, Judge continues to amass huge home run numbers as he added two more in Monday’s 6-4 loss to the Orioles at the stadium.
It was his fourth multi-homer game of the year and Judge has an MLB high 17 this year.
“I’m just trying to do my job,” Judge said. “Just like everyone else in this building.”
He hit a solo homer in the first and a two-run shot in the fifth, becoming only the fifth player in franchise history to hit 17 homers in the team’s first 42 games, tied with Mickey Mantle (20), Babe Ruth (19 in 1928, 18 in 1930) and Alex Rodriguez and Tino Martinez, who turned 17 in 2007 and 1997, respectively.
“Sometimes I feel like he’s drooling for something, getting it and drilling it,” said Gerrit Cole. “Sometimes I feel like he’s a good baseball player who stays in the middle and practices it the same way. … He makes better swings than they throw. He’s just better.”
Aaron Boone added, “Sometimes I take him for granted I guess. But not now. He really carries us offensively.”
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