Yankees’ Aaron Judge delivers words of inspiration for ailing team

Apr 10, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) at bat during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees are at their lowest point of the season. They have gone 3-10 in their last thirteen games. The Bombers were swept in Detroit, split the series against the Rays, and were swept again last night by the Red Sox. They have lacked consistency all year long and can’t get anything going offensively.

There’s been one position player that has proved his worth over and over again. That player is Aaron Judge. Throughout the season, he has been consistent on both sides of the ball. He leads the Yankees in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging, home runs, runs-batted-in, and WAR. The guy has been phenomenal all year long and will most likely be featured in the all-star game. 

Outside of pitching, Aaron Judge has been all the Yankees have had to lean on. That led to this awful week of baseball. There has been slight production from other guys but nothing consistent. 

What do the Yankees need to do?

For New York to make some noise later on in the season, their offense needs to perform. The team Brian Cashman put together did not revolve around pitching. However, so far this season, the team has done exactly that. 

Following the sweep over the weekend, Aaron Judge showed confidence in the Bombers. He said the main thing they have to do is “keep fighting.” Saying that Boston was “the better team,” but a lot of “good things” happened. “A lot of good at-bats, a lot of clutch at-bats late in the game… so there’s a lot of positives after this game even though we didn’t get the win.” 

Aaron added on, stating it was “tough getting swept at home, especially against our rival.” However, Judge said many guys showed “heart,” and they have to “build” off that. He was asked whether or not they could ride this fighting mentality into Minnesota. He responded with, “of course, that’s what championship teams do.” Judge finished by saying he knows “everyone” will be ready to go in the series against the Twins. 

There weren’t a whole lot of positives to take away from the series. However, Aaron Judge did lay out some pretty good ones. In the last game, they showed heart. They battled until the end and kept fighting like Judge pointed out. When you have a struggling offense like the Bombers, you want that type of mentality from the players.

New York will be in Minnesota to take on the Twins at 8:10 pm EST. Tune in to see if the Bombers can turn their season around!

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