The season of the Yankees in Aaron Judge’s dream is getting better
Yankees do-everything star Aaron Judge ended his incredible week with another walk-off hit in his incredible start, a lingering home run that defeated the disgusting Astros to split the disgusting and tense four-game series and keep the momentum going. Maintain Roger Maris ‘true home run record and the Yankees’ momentum for a record seasonal win.
Judges don’t do it all alone, it seems.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said teammate Matt Carpenter. “He’s a special player as far as I’ve seen – for or against. He has the opportunity to make an impact every night, on every bat, in every way. ”
To tell the latest story of the judge’s bravery:
On Thursday, he gave up a walk-off single to make a late comeback as the Yankees opened the series against the hostile Astros, yet their only biggest hurdle in the world series.
On Friday, he agreed to a deal for the season as his arbitration hearing was about to start a compromise that would work for both sides and thus certainly impressed his bosses by placing a big bet on himself. (We’ll see later how much it counts.)
Beyond the 19 million compromise, he received a $ 250,000 incentive to win MVP (not second or third but actually won it!) And अधिक 250,000 more to win the World Series MVP. It’s an early favorite to win the season MVP and it’s true every day. But, even if he reaches the World Series (no guarantee), there are 52 players from the start.
Then on Sunday, in front of a glamorous crowd at Yankee Stadium, the judges won the weekend 6-3, 10-inning against another great team – the hated Astros, or Asterisk, as fans here would tell you – that they finally looked to face off. And for a while, the Astros fit them. For 16 ¹ / ₃ innings, a collection of five Astros pitchers kept the Yankees hitless, the biggest such streak against them in 61 years.
By the time the judge’s teammate Twin Towers Giancarlo Stanton came in for a home run in the middle against seventh-ranked Astros starter Jose Arquidi, the Yankees were in danger of becoming an improbable answer to a trivial question: Which team isn’t first – hits in a row game?
Instead, the judges hit three walk-offs in one year that seem to be called back only for the positive. With two on and two out, he fired an undoubted shot into the Astros Bullpen, which was revealed a bit this weekend.
Characteristically, the judge credited his peers with his extraordinary confidence.
“There’s no fear when I go to the plate,” the judge said. “It makes every night fun.”
Humility aside, this is what makes this season special. His latest homer led him to break Maris ‘team record of 61, and the Yankees to break the 2001 Seattle Mariners’ regular-season record of 116 wins. New estimated total: 62 homers and 117 wins.
At the same time, the Yankees also hit the story that the Astros have their numbers, at least for now.
Manager Aaron Boone said, “We don’t sweat for anyone. “We have a great team and we know that.”
If this season has felt like a celebration so far, the judges have done so. At the same time, he has made it impossible for fans to imagine a Yankees team without him. Of course, there is no guarantee that the boss will appreciate a compromise agreement on the threshold of a hearing, meaning that they will fulfill his requests, which suddenly seem reasonable.
We’ve said this before, but the best position player in the game has no choice but to pay him – $ 36 million Mike Trout takes home. And don’t forget that they pay their best pitcher, Gerrit Cole. His first big bet on himself should be stopped. This is now clear.
They should also give him the captaincy. While Derek Jeter has long been thought to be the last Yankee captain, the judge has earned the honor. I think his boss should know that.
The Yankees need to do everything they can to keep him in the pinstripe. The numbers in his career may have made him an underdog (assuming the arbitrator ignored this year’s heroism) the arbitration hearing was held, but this team, these fans and his bosses certainly know better. Here he will be the top-five MVP player for the third time in six years.
While some see no chance of him leaving, especially after his compromise deal – “This is a very perfect situation. He’s not going anywhere,” commented one longtime baseball observer – there is no guarantee in this game.
Baseball isn’t supposed to cry, but everyone saw Freddie Freeman crying this weekend back in Atlanta, as an amazing dozer. He thought he would always be brave. Well we did.
The same is true of judges. Fans love him, and he seems to love it here. He naturally loves the park, the city and his teammates.