The Yankees won 4-2 and Judge stayed hot.
Even with his recent power outage of sorts, Judge still has a commanding lead over everybody else in baseball on the home run leaderboard.
That lead grew even further last night.
The closest to him on the list is Kyle Schwarber, who has hit 34 home runs on the season.
The gap in home runs between #1 Aaron Judge and #2 Kyle Schwarber is the same as Schwarber and #34 Jose Altuve pic.twitter.com/CeZRAxd9LC
— AT (@YankeeWRLD) August 24, 2022
All Rise For No. 48
Judge continues to hit home runs at a record pace.
Even after he had gone a few games without hitting a home run, Judge’s power still remains, and he still has a stranglehold on the race for the American League MVP Award.
In addition to his 48 home runs, Judge is hitting .297 with a 1.057 OPS and has driven in 105 runs.
There is little doubt that he will be the one who is crowned the MVP at the end of the season.
Judge has battled injuries over the past few years, but has stayed healthy to this point in 2022.
This has been his best season since his rookie season in 2017, when he hit 52 home runs.
He’s only four away from tying that total, which is a career high.
It’s hard to imagine him not passing that mark by the end of the season.
Even in the midst of another fantastic season by Shohei Ohtani, Judge has continued to hit blasts and he certainly has more left in the tank this year.