The race for the AL East is over and the hardware belongs to the New York Yankees.
Last night, the Bronx Bombers picked up win No. 95 on the season and secured their first division title since 2019.
Judge has been stuck on 60 for a week.
But now that the AL East title has been secured, one has to wonder whether or not the Yankees will rest Judge to get him ready for the ALDS.
Judge had said that he would be playing until the Yankees clinched the division.
Manager Aaron Boone left it up in the air over whether or not the slugger would get a day of rest.
Aaron Judge said Sunday night he was going to be playing until the Yankees clinched the division. So will he rest tomorrow?
"We'll see," Aaron Boone said.
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) September 28, 2022
Will Judge Get A Rest?
A day of rest would certainly be nice for Judge, who has been grinding it out all season long.
While yes, fans do want to see him break the home run record, you have to wonder if it’s in the back of Boone’s mind to potentially rest him.
Ultimately, the Yankees have accomplished their first goal.
Whether or not Judge homers again won’t change the fact that they won the AL East and will be the No. 2 seed in the postseason.
Ultimately, what Judge and the Yankees want is a ring.
Breaking the record would be nice, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to give Judge a break.
The individual accomplishment will mean nothing if the Yankees don’t come home with a World Series ring.
But we’ll have to wait and see what Boone and the Yankees decide to do with the MVP candidate for the rest of the season.