Yankees’ Aaron Judge predicts trouble down the road with AL East opponent

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The New York Yankees have a tall task ahead of them in the AL East, especially with the rising Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. To start the year, both Toronto and Tampa sit at 3–1 on the season, whereas the Yankees have a .500 record, winning two and losing two.

On Monday evening, the Bombers fell to the Blue Jays, failing to put up a single run despite their star-studded batting order. Toronto starting pitcher Alek Manoah was phenomenal, allowing just one hit over six innings of action. He struck out seven batters and escaped a bases-loaded situation with Giancarlo Stanton grounding out to shortstop.

Slugger Aaron Judge predicted that Toronto will give them problems this season, indicating they have a dangerous offense that flashed its capabilities on Monday.

“They’re a great ballclub,” said outfielder Aaron Judge. “They’ve got a great offense that we saw today. They’ve got guys that hit for power, got good speed up and down, then a great pitching staff. They’re going to be tough all year, but we’re looking forward to it.”

First basement Anthony Rizzo mirrored Judge’s statement, especially regarding the strength of the AL East.

“They’re a good team,” said first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “This whole division — the Red Sox, the Blue Jays, the Rays. The Orioles aren’t going to just bow down, either. They’re up and coming and have guys on the way. We lost today; tomorrow we’ll come back and do what we can do to win.”

Rizzo has been a leader in the clubhouse since signing a two-year extension to stay in the Bronx, and they will need him to get back in the win column on Tuesday.

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