By: Chris Wehner
Now I’m not a Yankee hater by any means but today I’m making an exception. AARON JUDGE SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I mean what the fuck has happened to the front-runner for Rookie Of The Year?! Well, I’ll tell you exactly what happened, it’s called the 2017 Home Run Derby. Yes, he did hit 47 YABOS (Home Runs) to become the first rookie to win the Derby but fast forward to Aug.12th, and Judge looks like a lost puppy who can’t find his owner.
Pre All-Star Break, Judge was hitting a mammoth .329 w/ 30 home runs and 66 runs batted in. Not to mention, a .691 slugging pct and a 1.139 OPS.
Post All-Star Break, in 84 at-bats Judge is hitting .167 w/5 home runs and 38 strikeouts.
CLEARLY it doesn’t take a frigging genius to see what is happening. Aaron Judge has fallen victim to the Home Derby Syndrome and clearly there is no cure, or at least it seems that way for him. If I’m a Yankees fan right now I would be so livid at the fact that the Yankees allowed Judge to participate in the the derby. You have a guy who by his looks is built to be a tight end for the Jets than a Major League outfielder and now he looks like a broken toy.
Obviously I think the kid will “rise” from this slump, but with the Yankees trailing the Red Sox by 3.5 (not including today’s game) he needs to figure out fast, and by fast I mean like tomorrow or the Yankees hopes of riding his bat into the postseason might disappear faster than a fart in the wind.
photo: (getty images)