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Yankees Aaron Boone continued his impersonation of an MLB manager with a strange decision to rest his star RF Aaron Judge after just 24 games despite playing the Houston Astros.
A successful baseball manager needs to know when and where his players should start and also when they should sit on the bench. Yankees bubble blowing manager Aaron Boone cheap jerseys from china, with a 9 game win streak on the line, and playing the best team in baseball, the defending World Champion Houston Astros, decided that this is the proper time to give Aaron Judge a full day off.
Aaron Judge is physically fine. I sincerely doubt that the 25-year-old is too tired to play. Why not put him at DH? Sonny Gray, (who had a very good outing going 6 innings allowing 2 runs), was pitching so Austin Romine was catching, which meant Gary Sanchez started at DH.
Was it because Judge had a couple of bad games against the Angels? According to a video per Randy Miller of NJ.com Boone had this to say:
“No, no, no!” Boone said. “No! With our guys, I don’t try to tie one performance to another where this guy is in the lineup or out of the lineup. I did it so much more matchup based. We know who they are. We know how good of players that we believe we have. That usually goes more into it than anything.”
I watched the video three times and each time it seemed that Aaron Boone became more and more uncomfortable. So did I. Is someone telling Aaron Boone what to do? Somehow, I am sure that Aaron Judge did not feel this was the time or place to take his day off.
A winning streak is very important to the Yankees players and the first rematch with the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season only a game away from the World Series is even more important.
The Yankees lost the game with Houston 2-1 and no one will ever know if the Yankees would have won the game with Aaron Judge in the lineup. What I do know is that the Bombers chances are better with him playing with his .317 BA, 7 HR’s, and 18 RBI’s, especially, in a contest that was decided by one run cheap jerseys for sale china.
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With a steady rain falling outside, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge never bothered to change out of his jeans and sweatshirt when he showed up to Comerica Park on Saturday morning.
There was no need. By 11 a.m., the Yankees and Detroit Tigers’ scheduled 1:10 p.m., game was declared a rainout, so Judge had a free day and night in downtown Detroit to relax in comfort.
“The biggest thing to do is find something to eat,” Judge said while flashing one of his familiar teeth-showing smiles as he stood at his visiting-clubhouse locker waiting to hop an 11:30 team bus back to the Yankees hotel.
It’s been a bittersweet April thus far for Judge, whose incredible 52-homer rookie season in 2017 has been followed by a very good start to 2017.
Here’s the good: Although homering just three times in 14 games – Judge is on pace for just 35 – the 6-foot-7 giant went into Saturday among the American League leaders in hitting (.340, ninth), runs (13, tied for fourth), on-base percentage (.470, third), walks (12, tied for first) and OPS (1.036, seventh).
And here’s the bad: The Yankees’ record was a disappointing 7-7 counting Friday night’s 8-6 win over the Tigers.
“I wish we were winning more games,” said Judge, who contributed an RBI single in the series-opening win over the TIgers to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. “That’s the major thing cheap jerseys online free shipping. When you’re not winning, it doesn’t mean anything.”
That attitude probably is a reason Judge has had so much success already as a big leaguer. He’s big, strong and talented, but he also seems to possess an important intangible that recent Yankees legends Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Paul O’Neill, among others, had. So matter how well Judge is doing, he always wants to do more.
“He’s a great player,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s a great player, and I think between the ears he’s really good and understands what teams are trying to do to him. I think he develops a great plan going into the game. I think he really is in tune with his swing and all that goes into making him successful obviously as a big guy. So I’ll never put a ceiling on Aaron and what he’s capable of. He’s a really good player.”
Judge says he has a simple goal, one that was preached to him when he was playing college baseball at Fresno State for coach Mike Batesole from 2011-13.
“Something my college coach told me was in the lineup you’re designated what you’re supposed to do,” Judge said. “When you’re hitting two through five, you’ve got to touch first base and you’ve got to drive guys in when they’re on base.”
Judge is doing what he’s supposed to do again. His nine RBIs thus far aren’t great, but it’s still a 104-pace over a 162-game season and he’s already reached base safely an amazing 31 times in 14 games on 18 hits, 12 walks and one hit by pitch.
“I want to touch first base as many times as I can because I know I’ve got (Giancarlo) Stanton behind me, I’ve got Didi (Gregorius) behind me. I’ve got Gary (Sanchez) behind me. All I’ve got to do is get on first base for those guys.
“Work my walks when I can. In situations where I’ve got runners on base, I know they don’t want to have me on base, too. They’re going to pitch to me and challenge me and I’ve got to go out there and do my job.
“So it’s been fun the first weeks of this season, but it’s still early. There are going to be some ups and downs. I’ve got to stick to my approach and stick to my plan.”
Boone watched Judge from afar last season when he was an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcaster. Seeing him up close this season every day has been eye opening cheap jerseys.com china.
“He’s not satisfied,” Boone said. “He’s always kind of grinding and looking for advantages. I know he’s going to get on base a boatload and just be a problem night in and night out for opposing pitchers.”
Judge probably is going to keep getting better, too, because this is just his second full season and he’s still a relatively young man who will turn 26 on April 26.
“Having only one full year in the league, he’s mature beyond his years,” Boone said. “He’s a leader. He’s kind of a perfect competitor. That’s how I would draw it up. That’s how you want guys … always ready to play, always looking for those advantages.
“Obviously, he’s really talented. But he’s a great competitor and that’s one of the things that I really love about him.”
Eventually, Boone and the Yankees probably are going to get a bunch of homers from Judge, too. He was streaky last year and probably will be again this season, not that Judge seems to care much about long balls, believe it or not.
Judge says the individual stats that he cares most about are RBIs, runs scored and on-base percentage.
“Yeah,” he said. “That’s how you win ballgames … getting on base and touching home plate. Those are my goals every night. For me, it’s just getting on base for everybody. And when there are people on base for me, I’ve got to step up and do something for the team.”