Aaron Judge is clutch.
This man can hit home runs like nobody’s business and has been carrying the load for a vaunted New York Yankees ballclub.
He’s on pace to hit well over 50 home runs and is putting up MVP-caliber numbers.
In fact, he is leading the race for the American League MVP Award.
But one thing in particular might catch some fans off guard.
Bryan Hoch, the Yankees’ MLB.com beat reporter, tweeted a photo of a graphic shown on the YES Network broadcast.
The graphic shows that Judge has had the most strikes called on him that were out of the zone since 2017 and in this season alone.
That's a lot pic.twitter.com/6ZAMAaXbbn
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 29, 2022
Judge is not exactly getting some of the calls that he should be getting.
The umpires are really expanding the zone on him.
But that also is not stopping him from hitting some bombs.
Still, it goes to show how inaccurate some umpires are today.
But it hasn’t affected Judge in any way, as he continues to hit home runs left and right and lead the Yankees to unimaginable heights.
It is shocking though that so many pitches that were called strikes on him have been pitches that were well out of the zone, both this season and since 2017, his rookie year.
Umpires really do seem to be trying to expand the zone on Judge.
So in that case, he’s getting unlucky in a lot of situations.
As Hoch said in his tweet, that’s a lot.
But it doesn’t change how good Judge is when he’s on.