Aaron Judge is no stranger to some late-game heroics.
The New York Yankees can always count on him for that.
He provided some yesterday, when he hit a walk-off three-run homer to complete another improbable comeback after the Yankees were looking at being no-hit in back-to-back games, which would have made them the first team to have that dubious distinction.
Yesterday’s game-winning blast was Judge’s 28th of the season.
A Yankees fan page tweeted a photo of Judge flipping the bat as he started towards first base, with a caption that stated Judge was on pace for 62 total home runs this season.
Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 62 home runs this season pic.twitter.com/7LMDvJ8Lud
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) June 26, 2022
Judge Stays On Record Pace
Judge is on a record pace and is producing just like he did in 2017 when he won the American League Rookie of the Year award and was an MVP candidate.
That year, Judge hit 52 homers, which at the time was the most a rookie had ever hit.
Judge is on pace to beat that by 10 if he stays on this current hot streak.
He’s looking like the clear-cut favorite to win the MVP Award this year and each home run helps him improve his case for it.
It’s hard to imagine him not winning the award if he stays hot and stays healthy.
But 62 home runs is a pretty big deal.
Giancarlo Stanton had hit 59 home runs back in 2017 before the Yanks had acquired him.
Now Judge is looking to replicate what Stanton did.
He sure put a charge into that ball yesterday.
He’s incredibly strong and certainly is on the right path if he’s going to reach 62 home runs on the season.
We’ll see if he can remain locked in and stay healthy.