It might sound like a cliche at this point as another game went under the Yankees, and Aaron Judge hit another homer of the season. Judge is evidently in the form of his life. At this point, it seems like Judge is wasting his talents on the baseball field. He should be out there solving world crises. On a serious note, the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins by 5-2 in the game on Monday. Meanwhile, the slugger was the hero of the victory, hitting his 54th home run for the season.
Aaron Judge Hit Homerun No. 54!
After launching his 54th home run of the season on Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Aaron Judge is now a few swings away from breaking the all-time Yankees’ home run record. The 404-foot line shot off Twins relief pitcher Trevor Megill occurred in the sixth inning of a tied game. Following his initial at-bat against starting pitcher Chris Archer, the outfielder recorded his second hit of the contest when Judge doubled and advanced to score the game’s first run.
The home club increased its lead to 4-2 when Judge waited on a Trevor Megill slider that hung directly in his wheelhouse and sent it flying inside the left field foul pole. With his third home run of the season coming in this game, Judge has now homered in three straight contests, moving him a few home runs forward towards Roger Maris’ 1961 record of 61 for the team and the American League. With his 54th big shot, he now equals Alex Rodriguez‘s record for the most home runs by a right-handed batter in a season in Yankees history. Another legendary player, Mickey Mantle, hit 54 home runs in one season while playing for New York.
According to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, this season is exceptional for Aaron Judge, particularly in light of how the league’s offense has been declining this season. However, he wasn’t interpreting the numerous home runs by the Yankees too seriously, especially given that Yankee Stadium frequently permits big shots.
Yankees Beat Twins!
In addition to Judge’s routine home runs, the Yankees also received solitary blasts from Marwin Gonzalez and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, two unusual sources. Clay Holmes earned his second consecutive save by getting two outs in a scoreless ninth inning. They assisted the Yankees in defeating the Twins once more, bringing their record against Minnesota to 112-39 since 2002. This win against the Twins comes at a very important time for the team as the Yankees are having a bad season. This win might help them to gain some momentum.