Aaron Judge, Yankees
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees have been largely concerned about captain Aaron Judge’s form this year. While they refrained from admitting it on camera, seeing their star slugger get struck out an awful lot of times always sends nervous chills inside a camp.

Aaron Judge entered Tuesday’s game against Oakland Athletics, hitting a .174 batting average with 18 strikeouts in his past eight games. However, for the first time in the past two weeks, Judge finally recorded a multi-hit game and indicated that a breakout might just be around the cards.


Aaron Judge Contributes To Yankees 4-3 Vs Athletics!

Aaron Judge Yankees
Aaron Judge Yankees Source: CNN

New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge unusually got struck out four times in the Yank’s recent loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, after which he was subject to heavy criticism. Judge’s high strikeout rate and piling missing pitches count left the fans bewildered as it’s so unlikely of the former MVP. However, before critics could write him off for the season, the captain burst on the plate in the Bronx Bombers’ recent 4-3 win over Oakland Athletics and subsequently showed early signs of a potential resurgence. Judge drove a double down the left-field line before scoring alongside Juan Soto on a Giancarlo Stanton double. Notably, Judge recorded an extra-base hit for the first time since April 14, and it was also the first time he hadn’t suffered a single strikeout since April 13. 

Needless to say, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone was relieved to see Aaron Judge break out of his slump. “Good to see him definitely get some results, get on base a couple of times. Matter of time,” Boone said. Notably, the entire organization and his teammates have been backing the captain since he hit the grave slump. Despite heavy criticism, the club maintained that they are not concerned and have complete faith in their acclaimed slugging captain. Not only that, the recent multi-hit game is a testament to Judge’s renewed approach. Ever since he hit the slump, Judge redirected his focus on getting walks and hits and not just solely relying on home runs. If the captain maintains this consistency, undoubtedly, results will follow, and the home runs will eventually connect in due time.

Judge Makes His Presence Felt With Stellar Plan In Center Field!

Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge leaps and robs Teoscar Hernández’s home run. Twitter NYY

Besides the much-awaited multi-hit game, New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge also contributed with a stunning play in center fielder. A fiery hit from Gelof went deep into the left center field and Judge sprinted from center to grab a sensational running catch and retired the Athletics in top of the eight innings.

The play couldn’t have come at a better time for Aaron Judge. With offensive struggles creeping in, these types of stunning moments help the captain to stay connected with the game. It acts as positives that perhaps could help in maintaining the spirits of Judge as he navigates his way through the challenging 2024 MLB season. With series at stake, Yankees and Athletics will meet again in finale on Wednesday.

Stay tuned with Sports News International for more such updates about your favorite MLB team