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Aaron Judge with Nestor Cortes in the Yankees dugout. Sportskeeda

The New York Yankees enjoyed a great run early into the season this year. With renewed energy and strong purpose, the team went on to lead the AL-East early with a 12-8 record. However, after the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yanks faced defeat in the least expected avenue, the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland Athletics jolted New York Yankees winning run earlier this week with a 2-0 defeat in season opener. While the hosts bounced back, the Athletics once again humbled the 27-time World Series champions with to split the four game series. And the major culprits of the ugly loss were none other than the hitters.


Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Stanton Goes Scoreless In Yankees Ugly Loss To Athletics!

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The New York Yankees were humbled by the Oakland Athletics after the latter won the series finale to split the four-game series 2-2. Despite numerous opportunities to capitalize on scoring chances, the Yanks’ offense faltered, leading to an ugly defeat that left fans and analysts alike scratching their heads. The heavyweights such as Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, and Giancarlo Stanton couldn’t produce a single run or RBI. While Jose Trevino blasted a home run, that wasn’t enough to salvage Nestor Cortes’ 3-run start. Following the brutal loss, manager Aaron Boone admitted that the Yanks failed to deliver after creating traffic. “Just unable to cash them in other than the Trevi homer,” Boone said after the game.

That being said, from the outset, it was clear that the Yankees were in for a tough battle against a resilient Athletics team. However, the Yanks’ offense failed to rise to the occasion, squandering several scoring opportunities throughout the game. Whether it was failing to deliver with runners in scoring position or struggling to generate consistent offense against the Athletics’ pitching staff, the Bombers bats fell silent when they were needed most. Adding to the frustration was the fact that the Yankees’ pitching staff had actually done a commendable job of keeping the team in the game. However, the offense simply couldn’t deliver when it mattered most, leaving the pitching staff without the run support needed to secure a victory. Regardless, with the Brewers series in sight, the Bronx Bombers must regroup soon.

“I’m Not Back Yet,” Aaron Judge On His Breakthrough Homer Vs Athletics!

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In an honest revelation, New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge claimed that he’s not back in form yet despite the massive two-run home run against Oakland Athletics. Judge, whose scoreless streak came to an end on Wednesday, revealed that he would need more at-bats to really evaluate where he stands. “It’s not back yet, it’s not back yet. Always a work in progress,” said Judge.

Notably, Aaron Judge is hitting at an abysmal .186 average this year in 97 at-bats. In these times, he hit a mere four home runs and drove 13 RBIs. Moreover, his hideous strikeout rate is the second worst in AL. Naturally, concerns were bound to rise. However, Judge has started to show signs of recovery, and it’s just a matter of time before he starts to hit again as usual on the plate.

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