New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge finally took a step in the right direction on the field in Wednesday’s 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Linden, California native came back from his oblique injury starting off 2-for-13, but went 3-for-5 in the series finale against Toronto.
Judge drove in two runs on a two run single in his second at-bat of the day.
Even more important that he stays hot
With Giancarlo Stanton heading back to the IL with a knee sprain, it’s even more crucial that Judge keeps hitting.
To replace Stanton, the team is recalling Mike Tauchman from AAA, and not Clint Frazier for a variety of reasons: they want Frazier to get more playing time, and they want to correct his behavior.
Let’s be honest here, Mike Tauchman stinks. He stinks, big time. He’s bat .215 this season, and is just a slower version of Tyler Wade that plays outfield.
Tauchman isn’t going to produce much, so it puts even more pressure on Judge to preform, as well as Brett Gardner who will be back to a temporary starting role.
But, the good news is that Stanton should only be back for a few weeks. We just need to find a way to keep him healthy.