Judge’s 60th home run of the season sparked a wild comeback for the Yankees and came with loads of reactions on the internet last night. Let’s get into it a bit.
Aaron Judge hits the No. 60!
Aaron Judge is just one home run short of Roger Maris’ Yankee and AL record in a single Yankees season for home runs in a season after his 60th home run of the season unleashed a savage ninth inning for the Yankees on Tuesday night in Bronx.
Judge became the sixth player in MLB history to score 60 or more home runs in a season, and here’s how his pace stacks up against the two players to score over 70 home runs in one season across 147 team games:
- Barry Bond: 64
- Mark McGwire: 62
- Aaron judge: 60
Here’s a funny story about Judge’s 60th home run last night from Jeff Passan:
A few more reactions from Judge’s big night on Twitter:
The children who caught no. 60 returned it and met the judge, got a signed mace.
Would you give it back so freely? I have to think it’s worth delivering the implied promise of a signed club and a match. After all, it’s not that it has no value. Not from a long shot.
Has the debate between Ohtani and MVP judge changed?
There has been a lot of debate this season about who deserves (read: deserves, won’t win) the American League MVP award, Aaron Judge or Shohei Ohtani.
Personally, I’ve been of the opinion for much of the season that Ohtani is the easy pick for MVP award this season (and possibly every season), but Judge’s historic 2022 campaign is reaching a point where I’m starting to be. it swayed in the other direction.
Yes, Ohtani’s season was magical and he accomplished things we may never see happen again, but Aaron Judge is on the verge of breaking the Yankees and American League one-season home run record and winning the Triple Crown in the American League with 15 games to play this season.
While Ohtani is making history in its own right, we haven’t seen a 60 home run season in over two decades and we haven’t seen a Triple Crown in baseball in a decade (Miguel Cabrera in 2012). The judge realizing both seems to be enough to give him a slight edge over Ohtani.
The White Sox of 2022 are dead
The Cleveland series was a must-see series for the Chicago White Sox if they were hoping to catch the Guardians in AL Central, and they couldn’t even win their first game last night.
Dylan Cease made six innings from one point despite his fast ball being essentially non-existent, and the White Sox even led the Guardians 3-1 in the seventh inning. Then, the White Sox White Sox eliminated throughout the game, jumping ahead and eventually self-destructing in the 11th inning. This effectively ended their chances of capturing Cleveland in AL Central, and in a hilarious way.
Jay Cuda has posted a video of all the incidents and defensive faux pas that have plagued the White Sox this season. I guess that’s what happens when everyone in the outfield isn’t named Luis Robert (who played the second half injured) or AJ Pollock is a first baseman or DH.
- The Blue Jays scored 18 points last night, but the Phillies scored 11, making it the second highest-scoring game of the 2022 season. The first? Beat Toronto 28-5 of the Red Sox earlier this summer.
- Lost throughout Judge Aaron No. 60 hype is the fact that Giancarlo Stanton scored a GRAND SLAM of 118 (!) MPH last night down for three runs in the 9th inning.
- Giants Legend Buster Posey is now part of the Giants owned group. Posey joins the San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC-owned group as the 31st Lead Partner. Posey will also be part of the board of directors of the property group.
- I think this is good enough, right?
- The Padres improved their Wild Card lead by beating the Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday night and then trolled the Cardinals in a way that is sure to make some Cubs fans smile.
- The Braves punched their postseason ticket with a 3-2 win over the Nationals last night. Atlanta follows the Mets of a match in the NL East, so the battle for the division is far from over with the end of the regular season.
- Here’s a clip of all 60 Aaron Judge home runs this season for those interested in that type or
- According to the New York Post, the three leagues are expected to soon partner with Diamond Sports (Sinclair’s subsidiary that manages 21 RSNs) to orchestrate a takeover of the networks. This would give leagues direct control over the RSNs who have local broadcast rights over 14 MLB teams, 16 NBA teams, and 12 NHL teams.