Aaron Judge set a Yankees record with a win over the Diamondbacks Made history for the New York side Despite the disappointment of the New York Americans, Aaron Judge continues to shine as the team’s beacon of hope.
With the Yankees unlikely to make the playoffs and their general manager Brian Cashman calling the season a “disaster,” September has become an opportunity to test next year’s potential talent, For the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 39,143 fans gathered in anticipation of Judge’s second big performance from the Bronx.
He did not disappoint, hitting three home runs in one game for the second time this year, making him the first Yankees player to accomplish the feat in a single season.
The game was a stark reminder of Judge’s exceptional ability and the Yankees’ struggles this season. Last night, Gerrit Cole reminded everyone of his Cy Young Award-worthy season, highlighting how the Yankees wasted their best performance.
Judge managed 35 home runs in just 100 games despite missing significant time with a torn right big toe. Despite only playing a handful of games in June and July, he is currently tied for third in the league in home runs.
It’s been a great season for Judge, but it’s still half-baked because of his eight-week absence after colliding with the right field wall at Dodger Stadium. While he is close to repeating his record-setting performance from last year, the season will ultimately be remembered for his missed opportunities and untapped potential.