The New York Yankees werenâ€™t able to finish off the sweep against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, dropping the finale 10-6 amid some sloppy pitching. However, it was by no means Aaron Judgeâ€™s fault.
Camden Yards represented a nice, cozy venue for Judge this week, as he homered in three straight games and totaled four long balls.
The Yankeesâ€™ star outfielder is now up to twelve home runs on the 2021 season, and it comes with an amazing batting line of .298/.399/.611 with a fantastic 181 wRC+.
That wRC+ mark would be, if the season finished today, the highest of his career, even greater than the 174 he had in his Rookie of The year campaign ii 2017.
The Yankeesâ€™ best player is back at it
In the weekend series against the Oâ€™s, Judge homered in all three games while going 6-for-10 with four dingers and five RBIs. He now shares the MLB home run lead with Ronald AcuÃ±a Jr., Mitch Haniger and Shohei Ohtani.
According to Bryan Hoch of the Yankeesâ€™ official site; since the beginning of 2020, theyâ€™re now 14-3 when Judge homers, and 41-42 the rest of the time.
â€œThis last week, I feel like heâ€™s really controlling the strike zone so well,â€ manager Aaron Boone said. â€œThat discipline is getting him into some good situations. When he does get a pitch right now, heâ€™s usually hitting it over the fence. I feel like heâ€™s settling into the season in a really good way. I still feel like thereâ€™s even more in there for him; thatâ€™s the scary part.â€
Judge is 12-for-21 in his last six games, all of which have come against Yankeesâ€™ division rivals in Tampa and Baltimore. Over that span, the supremely talented outfielder has six RBI, eight runs scored, four walks and only one strikeout, which is perhaps the most promising development. Thatâ€™ll do.