LADY AT THE BAT: Feast & Famine For Judge As Yankees Top Mets

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Feast & Famine For Judge As Yankees Top Mets

Aaron Judge has broken the single-season consecutive game strikeout record for a position player. We all knew it was coming. We all know there is a good chance he will add to that record.

We also know that Judge will continue to hit ridiculous home runs. (We should probably call them Judge-ian Blasts, at this point.) I agree with Didi Gregorius, who said there is no way last night's Citi Field shot was 457 feet. What does the "536" on the front of that deck stand for, if not 536 feet? Come on, Stat Cast!

Though Judge had the sexy hit, Gregorius had the bigger one with his bases loaded double late in the game. Didi has been over-shadowed by Judge this season, but do you think he cares? He never includes himself in his famous post-game recap tweets, always choosing instead to pump up his teammates with the emojis he has assigned to them. Totally selfless.

A chance for a sweep tonight with Luis Severino on the mound. Sevy need to bounce back from the clunker he threw last Saturday. A win will shave a half game off the AL East deficit before Armageddon At Fenway this weekend. 

Speaking of Fenway, CC Sabathia is scheduled to come off the DL in time to pitch the Saturday game. After that, we might see Masahiro Tanaka next week in Detroit. Hopefully they're both healed, rested and ready for the upcoming stretch run.

Sweep the Mets!

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