The New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge has been off to a flying start to the 2020 season and only got hotter over the past five games. He smacked a home run in his fifth consecutive game on Sunday night against the Boston Red Sox, leading the Yankees to the sweep and their sixth straight victory.
Judge’s Sunday night blast came in the eighth inning with two outs against Sox reliever Matt Barnes. The gargantuan 468-foot blast untied the game, giving New York a 9-7 lead that they would not cede.
The two-time AL All-Star and the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year has missed 110 games over the past two seasons due to injury, but has proven himself to be one of the game’s biggest bats and most terrifying power threats for opposing pitchers when healthy.
The former Fresno State Bulldog smacked 52 home runs in his only full season in the Majors in 2017, quickly gaining admiration around the league for his potent bat.
Judge is already up to six home runs after eight games in the pandemic-modified season, easily outpacing the MLB for the league’s home run lead.
The slugger will have the opportunity to go for a sixth consecutive day with a home run on Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.