The New York Yankees took on Minnesota Twins for the third and final matchup of the series. Being 0-2 in the series, the Aaron Judge-led Yankees had nothing to lose and came out all guns blazing. The offense, which had been the most criticized aspect of the team, stepped up in due time. Anthony Volpe’s three runs as the leadoff hitter set the tone right for the following batting order, who pounced on the momentum.
Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Willie Calhoun, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Kyle Higashioka, and Oswaldo Cabrera added to the runs tally as the Yankees took won the fixture by 12-6. Despite losing the series, the Bombers kept their pride intact by avoiding a whitewash. However, the fans were taken aback due to an injury scare suffered by one of the team’s lead hitters.
Yankees Captain Aaron Judge Hurts His Wrist While Stealing A Base
Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees’ formidable hitter, is the key piece of the team’s offensive lineup. His form slump has significantly contributed to the Yankee’s struggle in the past week. However, he turned up against the Twins on Wednesday. The slugger, celebrating his 31st birthday, stepped on the plate as the DH to score one crucial run and three RBIs. He also stole one base, but that slide gave the fans a major scare. While attempting to steal a base, Judge made an awkward dive, which apparently hurt his wrist.
After the fall, the Yankees’ management called him back to the dugout for a necessary check. Aaron Judge was also seen scratching his wrist in the tunnel. The fans stood on the edge in fear as an injury to their best hitter of the lineup was the last thing they could afford right now. However, fortunately, the slugger came out wearing a wristband in the very next at-bat. The captain was up for a chat post the game and explained that he was fortunate enough to be able to resume the play and was satisfied with his contribution to the team’s win.
Judge Says The Win Is A Perfect Birthday Gift He’s Received This Year
Aaron Judge turned 31 yesterday and immediately faced the Minnesota Twins in the afternoon. The last game of the series had nothing to offer to the New York Yankees than just some confidence. Despite losing the series, the Yankees came out to fight and keep their pride as a $7 billion team intact. The hitter finally turned up to perform and scored as many as 12 runs, and served a sweet birthday gift to their captain.
Aaron Judge, on the other end, admitted that he would have felt very sad had the team lost a game on his birthday. But he feels happy as the guys stood up and displayed enough resilience to complete the job. Moreover, the captain also added that it’s essential for the team to retain this momentum for the next road trip to Texas. Regardless, the captain has to look after his own health first. The recent injury scare could have resulted in a loss of significant game time.