The New York Yankees have officially been eliminated.
A 6-5 loss in Game 4 of the ALCS ended their season in heartbreak, and also potentially, Aaron Judge‘s time in Yankee Pinstripes.
But if this is the end of Judge’s time in New York, it was unceremonious.
Judge was just 5-for-36 in this postseason, which adds up to a .139 average.
Judge did manage to hit two home runs, but only drove in three runs the entire postseason.
Now, Judge is set to hit free agency.
After a season to remember, Judge simply had a postseason to forget.
Aaron Judge finished 5-for-36 in the postseason for the Yankees.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) October 24, 2022
Judge’s Postseason Struggles
The 30-year-old hit 62 home runs during the regular season, breaking the AL single-season record that was held by Roger Maris for over six decades.
But the 2022 season ended in disappointment for both Judge and the Yankees.
After being on pace for 120 wins in the first half and ultimately finishing 99-63, the Yankees found themselves feeling the same heartbreak that was felt in 2017 and 2019.
And Judge, the overwhelming favorite to win the American League MVP Award, had a disappointing postseason.
When Judge went, so did the Yankees offense, with the exception of speedy outfielder Harrison Bader, who came over at the trade deadline in the deal that sent left-hander Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis.
Judge was simply nowhere to be found as the Yankees went out with a whimper, and he was even the final out in Game 4, as he grounded one back to Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly.
Judge’s bat went quiet, and so did the rest of the Yankees lineup.