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Aaron Judge joins the likes of Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth with 17 home runs in first 42 games

Aaron Judge joins the likes of Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth with 17 home runs in first 42 games

Aaron Judge has already accomplished a myriad of things with the Yankees.
Pinstripe Alley 17 hours ago
Yankees 4, Orioles 6: One-man show comes up short

Yankees 4, Orioles 6: One-man show comes up short

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge can’t do it all in the series opener, Baseball is a dumb, weird little game. The Yankees have lost three games in a row for the first time all season. Gerrit Cole was...weird but not awful? Aaron Judge was brilliant, nobody else hit, and the Yankees dropped the first game of this series to Baltimore 6-4. With Joey Gallo and Josh Donaldson on the COVID-IL, the decision was made to stick to DJ LeMahieu getting a day off, this consistent rest schedule that the Yankees have clearly decided is more important than any one game. We...
Pinstripe Alley May 21, 2022
NYY News: Aaron Judge, $300 million man?

NYY News: Aaron Judge, $300 million man?

Photo by Rob Carr/ Projecting Aaron Judge’s free agent market; Nestor Cortes’ improbable rise; Giancarlo Stanton topping leaderboards; Yankees anchored by their bullpen; Chad Green, Luis Gil suffer “significant” arm injuries; Roger Angell passes ESPN | Kiley McDaniel (subscription required): When Aaron Judge turned down the Yankees’ seven-year, $213.5 million extension offer prior to the start of the season, it represented a massive bet that he could produce a dynamite walk year performance that would push his earning power into a new stratosphere. We’re...
Call to the Pen May 20, 2022

Yankees: Is Aaron Judge pricing himself out of New York?

New York Yankees fans, are Aaron Judge’s days in pinstripes numbered? Currently, Judge is playing terrific baseball, but can he keep this up all year? Right before the start of the season, the New York Yankees offered Judge $230 million over eight years, a solid contract that shows long-term security. If Judge would have accepted […] Yankees: Is Aaron Judge pricing himself out of New York? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley May 19, 2022
NYY news: A new Judge-ment?

NYY news: A new Judge-ment?

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Yankees reportedly open to continuing contract extension talks with Aaron Judge; former third-round pick released after alleged misdealing; Ben Rortvedt undergoes surgery; looking at Aroldis Chapman’s struggles. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Quite infamously, the Yankees and Aaron Judge failed to come to an agreement on a contract extension before the start of the season, potentially leading to the star outfielder hitting the free agent market this offseason. Reportedly (in this subscriber exclusive article), the Yankees are willing to...
Aaron Judge bet on himself and so far it’s worked in his favor

Aaron Judge bet on himself and so far it’s worked in his favor

Aaron Boone said back then he knew the pressure of Aaron Judge betting on himself by turning down the deal worth $230 million would not affect the slugger at all.
Baltimore Sun May 18, 2022
‘Nobody likes it’: Orioles’ Trey Mancini responds after Aaron Judge, Yankees take aim at Camden Yards’ left field wall

‘Nobody likes it’: Orioles’ Trey Mancini responds after Aaron Judge, Yankees take aim at Camden Yards’ left field wall

"It looks like a create-a-park now,” Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge told reporters after Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Orioles at Camden Yards, with manager Aaron Boone adding, “Build-your-own-park got him.” Trey Mancini, the longest-tenured Oriole, added, "No hitters like it, myself included."
Pinstripe Alley May 18, 2022
Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Joey Gallo (5/15)

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Joey Gallo (5/15)

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Gallo’s insurance home run was a master class. Last week, I took a deep dive into Aaron Judge’s walk-off home run against Jordan Romano. In that piece, I suggested that the league’s best hitters, including Judge, can make incredible pitch-to-pitch adjustments. The hitters who do this consistently find themselves at the top of leaderboards for good reason. It’s exciting to dive into those at-bats and break down the process for both hitter and pitcher, so for the rest of the season, I’ll be highlighting what I thought was the...
Pinstripe Alley May 18, 2022
Rivalry Roundup: Astros historically demolish Red Sox, Rays and Jays win easily

Rivalry Roundup: Astros historically demolish Red Sox, Rays and Jays win easily

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ It was over early in Fenway last night. The Yankees are continuing their winning ways, putting away another game against the Orioles thanks to Aaron Judge’s bat, Michael King’s dominance, and Aroldis Chapman’s luck to not blow the game completely in the ninth. That makes it three straight wins for New York, who once again put the onus on their rivals to keep pace in a highly-competitive American League field so far. Let’s see how the competition did last night: Detroit Tigers (13-24) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (22-15) Ever the pesky team, the...
Pinstripe Alley May 17, 2022
Aaron Judge carries Yankees to 5-4 win in Baltimore

Aaron Judge carries Yankees to 5-4 win in Baltimore

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The Yankees’ best player put the team on his back tonight, and it was just enough to secure a third straight victory. There’s been a lot to like about this 2022 Yankees season. The team trots out a starter that gives them a chance to win each night, and every reliever on the staff dominates in their own unique and interesting way. The lineup can be breathtaking to watch when it’s on, with its collection of power hitters on both sides of the plate. But there is nothing quite like a game where Aaron Judge, the face of the franchise and one of...
Aaron Judge hits two more home runs as Yankees beat Orioles at Camden Yards

Aaron Judge hits two more home runs as Yankees beat Orioles at Camden Yards

The Yankees will probably never get a bargain now. When the Bombers failed to reach a an agreement to make Aaron Judge a Yankee for life this spring, they likely lost their last chance to get any type of favorable deal.
Pinstripe Alley May 17, 2022
Aaron Judge as religious experience

Aaron Judge as religious experience

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Or, an appreciation of a baseball giant (both literal and figurative) and what he means to a brutally average fan like me. In August of 2006, the late writer David Foster Wallace published a fairly-lauded essay in the New York Times titled, “Roger Federer as Religious Experience.” In this article, he talked about the spectator’s experience watching what he dubbed “Federer Moments,” or “times For Wallace, these moments were so brilliant and graceful and otherworldly that they could be characterized as a quasi-religious experience...
Anthony Rizzo is third Yankee slugger to hit double-digit homers in 2022

Anthony Rizzo is third Yankee slugger to hit double-digit homers in 2022

With his ninth-inning home run, Anthony Rizzo joined Aaron Judge (12) and Giancarlo Stanton (10) with double-digit home runs.
Yankees Notebook: Aaron Judge out of the starting lineup in series opener vs. Orioles

Yankees Notebook: Aaron Judge out of the starting lineup in series opener vs. Orioles

After playing 13 straight games, Aaron Judge was out of the starting lineup for Monday night’s series opener against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
Pinstripe Alley May 14, 2022
NYY @ CWS: Jordan Montgomery vs. Dallas Keuchel

NYY @ CWS: Jordan Montgomery vs. Dallas Keuchel

Photo by Ron Vesely/ The Yankees look for a sixth consecutive win in a Saturday night matchup against the White Sox. For a period last week, it seemed like the Yankees were reverting back to some bad 2021 habits. From the May 4th loss through the eighth inning on May 10th, they scored just nine runs in nearly five games. While they still picked up wins in a bunch of those games, it seemed unsustainable in the way many 2021 wins did. Then Aaron Judge’s walk-off home run happened, and the 2022 offense has gotten back on track. Coming into tonight, the Yankees have won...

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