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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:38
Joe Girardi and Tyler Clippard discuss the Yankees' 8-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees, after a walk-off win on Friday, fell to the Rangers, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon. Luis Cessa allowed three runs over five innings of work, but Tyler Clippard continued his struggles in the ninth inning. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:49
Sweeny Murti breaks down the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Angels and reviews the players' reactions to the team's seventh straight defeat.

After New York fell into an early 3-0 hole, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez homered in the fifth and sixth innings to help tie game, but Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Holder combined to allow five runs in the final three innings and the Yankees fell to the Angels, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. >> Click here for a full box score 

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Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)
Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)

Aaron Judge said he has received an invitation to participate in the upcoming home run derby at Marlins Park in July, according to the Associated Press.

Judge said he was invited last week but has not yet made his decision. In April, he said that he would "probably do it if they asked me," according to NJ.com's Randy Miller.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi does not have a problem with Judge participating, and said the team's schedule will make it easier.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Angels OF Mike Trout has been impressed with what Aaron Judge has been able to do on the field this season, and is a supporter of the "All-Rise" campaign for baseball's newest star.

"He's having an unbelievable season," Trout said to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post about the Yankees' outfielder. 

"He's fun to watch. Obviously the long home runs. He makes so many plays. He's always smiling. He's great for the game, and obviously a very good kid. So he's fun to watch play. Just hopefully not tonight and tomorrow."

Trout underwent surgery on May 31 to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb. With him forced to the sidelines, Judge has taken over as the dominant force in Major League Baseball.

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JRSportBrief: Judge for MVP! 00:01:26
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR looks at the season so far for Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, and sees a possible MVP.

After the Yankees blew a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 7th, Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 22nd home run of the season as the Yankees beat the Angels on Monday nigiht.

Judge launched the ball 438 feet to right center, bringing home Aaron Hicks to give the Yankees the 5-3 lead.

The 25-year old outfielder finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, and three runs scored. Judge has now hit four home runs and eight RBI in New York's last three contests, and has raised his average .024 points (9-for-12) during that span.

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Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 22nd home run, Didi Gregorius went 4-for-4 to run his hitting streak to 14 games and Masahiro Tanaka bounced back to post a quality start as the Yankees won their sixth straight game, defeating the Angels 5-3 on Monday night in Anaheim.

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Is Judge MLB's best player? 00:02:26
The Daily News Live panel discusses Yankees stud Aaron Judge and wonders if he's already better than Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

The MLB announced Yankees RF Aaron Judge was named AL Player of the Week.

This past week, Judge hit .500, posted a 1.600 OPS and hit three home runs, including a 496-foot bomb that is the longest homer in the MLB this season. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:23
Starlin Castro, Joe Girardi, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge discuss the Yankees' 14-3 win over the Orioles, in which Judge hit a 495-foot HR.

Aaron Judge's sixth inning home run at Yankee Stadium on Sunday traveled 495 feet, marking the longest home run hit so far this season.

Judge's home run came just one day after his first inning home on Saturday traveled at 121.1 miles per hour, setting a record for the hardest-hit home run in the StatCast era.

In addition to marking the hardest-hit homer, Saturday's shot also was the hardest-hit hit. Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins previously held the record for the hardest base hit, which he set in 2015 with a 120.3 mph single.

Judge now has 20 home runs.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:23
Starlin Castro, Joe Girardi, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge discuss the Yankees' 14-3 win over the Orioles, in which Judge hit a 495-foot HR.

Starlin Castro had a home run and four RBIs, Aaron Judge hit two home runs in two innings and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 14-3 win at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Baltimore Orioles, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:52
Joe Girardi, Luis Severino and Aaron Judge react to the Yankees' 16-3 victory over the Orioles on Saturday night.

The Yankees scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, hitting five home runs en route to a 16-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. >> Click here for a full box score

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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Are the Yankees for real? 00:02:52
The guys on DNL wonder how seriously they should take this young Yankees team and how long its offensive and bullpen dominance will last.

Yankees' Aaron Judge has taken over the lead for the most American League All-Star votes.

Judge's 1,251,543 votes is the highest voting for any American League player. The next best is another outfielder in Mike Trout who has 1,155,356 votes.

Judge is hitting .324/.429./.681 in 52 games and leads the Majors with 18 homers. His 41 RBIs are good for fourth in the American League.

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JRSportBrief: NYY to be buyers? 00:01:29
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses whether the Yankees should be buyers as the trade deadline approaches

As the New York Yankees sit atop the AL East standings heading into a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, owner Hank Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman expressed their content with the way New York has played through the first two months of the season.

"It's good to know we're obviously on our way back to where we intend to get," Cashman said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.

Many have been surprised at the Yankees' hot start given they traded several big-name players last year in return for prospects and got rid of several expensive contracts, however that belief was not shared by Steinbrenner.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs around the bases after after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs around the bases after after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

David Ortiz complimented Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge on Monday, calling him the "scariest thing" Ortiz has ever seen.

"Look at Judge," Ortiz said to the New York Post at a fundraiser for CC Sabathia's PitCChIn Foundation. "Look at him. That's scary, man. That's the scariest thing I've ever seen. A guy that big that can hit like that, that's special."

While Ortiz can certainly relate to Judge's power, the retired slugger pales in comparison to Judge's 6-foot-7, 282-pound frame. And the future Hall of Famer believes the best is yet to come for New York's young outfielder.

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Jun 2, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 2, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Aaron Judge and Starlin Castro went deep for the Yankees, but Michael Pineda allowed a pair of homers and the Yankees' bullpen allowed two more runs in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday. >> Click here for a full box score...

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for May, it was announced Friday.

Judge, 25, hit .347 with a .441 OBP and .642 SLG with five doubles, seven HR, 17 RBI, and 17 runs in May.

He led all American League rookies in batting average, home runs, RBI, OBP, hits, and runs during the month, while ranking second in SLG.

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May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge would like to participate in the Home Run Derby at this year's All-Star game, assuming he is asked to do so.

The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .323/.423/.689 and leads the Majors with 17 home runs. 

Judge is currently the second-highest vote-getter among American League players in the first 2017 All-Star Game ballot released on Wednesday.

This year's All-Star Game and festivities will be held at Marlins Park.

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has a real chance to win AL MVP with Angels outfielder, Mike Trout, going on the DL. 

Trout suffered a torn UCL after sliding headfirst into second base during the Angels' game Sunday against the Marlins. He opted for surgery and is scheduled to miss 6-8 weeks in the first DL stint of his career. 

The reigning AL MVP currently leads the AL in batting average (.337), slugging percentage (.742) and on-base percentage (.461), which is also tied for league-best. 

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New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday both hit two home runs while Luis Severino shut down the Baltimore Orioles in the New York Yankees' 8-3 win on Tuesday at Camden Yards. >> Box score


Gardner and Holliday both hit solo home runs in the first inning off Chris Tillman (1-2) to give the Yankees an early 2-0 lead. Holliday's second home run of the game made it 4-0.

Gardner's fourth-inning homer off Logan Verrett made it 6-0.

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New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is tagged out by Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is tagged out by Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

A day after scoring nine runs, the New York Yankees managed just two in a 3-2 loss to Dylan Bundy and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Camden Yards. >> Box score


The Yankees managed seven hits off Bundy (6-3), including Aaron Judge's 17th home run of the season, but hit into three double plays in the game.

Matt Holliday grounded into double plays in the first and sixth innings, while Gary Sanchez flied into a double play in the third when Brett Gardner tried to tag up from second base on a fly ball to left field.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:58
Joe Girardi, Michael Pineda and Aaron Judge field questions after the Yankees' 9-5 win over Oakland on Sunday at the Stadium.

Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam in the third inning and the Yankees offense went on to score five more runs in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics on Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.>> Click here for the full box score...


Aaron Hicks drove in his 21st RBI of the season in the second inning to put the Yankees on the board. One inning later, Ronald TorreyesGary Sanchez, and Matt Holliday reached base, setting up Judge's grand slam to put the Yankees in front.

Chris Carter's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning provided New York with an insurance run, but the Athletics chipped away, scoring a run in the sixth and two in the eighth to make it a two-run game. Brett Gardner answered with a two-run double in the bottom half of the inning to put the Angels away for good.

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Yankees trying too hard? 00:03:06
The DNL panel feels it's too soon for the Yankees to honor Aaron Judge with a special section, and that it should have been done by the fans

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The opening arguments have been made by both sides of the newly enshrined "The Judge's Chambers," an 18-seat juror's box assembly for fans who show their allegiance to Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge.

On the plaintiff's side, the complaint is that despite Judge's MLB-leading 15 home runs (plus one misruled a triple), he's just a rookie and doesn't deserve a fully developed section with his name on it. Those against the enclosed area claim that there is nothing wrong with fans coming to the stadium with their robes, wigs and fake gavels, but the section should have grown organically over time.

For those who remember the 1990's early 2000's clubs, think the bullseyes with a large 'O' on them that fans in right field would hold up for the fan favorite Paul O'Neill to aim at. That wasn't a team manufactured promo, but rather grew over time by the fans. The contention is that named sections are meant for longtime club veterans or better retired heroes. Finally, why would the Yankees want to place undue pressure on their 25-year-old right fielder?

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Yankees trying too hard? 00:03:06
The DNL panel feels it's too soon for the Yankees to honor Aaron Judge with a special section, and that it should have been done by the fans

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield cautioned the Yankees about putting too much spotlight on rookie Aaron Judge, according to NY Daily News. 

The comments were in response to the Yankee Stadium's newest feature in the right field seats: "Judge's Chambers." Chosen at random each game, 18 fans will sit in a special section that resembles a jury box where they can wear judicial robes with No. 99 on the back and wave foam gavels reading "All Rise!" on the side. 

Winfield thinks its a little early in Judge's career to be giving him his own fan section.

"It may be risky," Winfield said. "Making it in New York is a tough proposition, but (Judge) started off well this year. It takes a lot to focus and put it all together. I hope he doesn't get distracted with all the focus. Figure out the game of baseball first."

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Prior to the start of this season, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge came to the humble realization that he needed to change his swing in order to have success at the plate.

"The biggest thing, the way I can explain it, was controlling my back hip," Judge told Kyle Glaser of Baseball America. "I watched the great hitters. They're into their back hip, and that's where the swing starts. They're in their legs, They're in that hip. For me it allows me to stay in and through the zone longer. I don't come around the zone."

The results of Judge's change have been obvious. In his three seasons in the minors, the outfielder out of Fresno State never hit more than 20 home runs or had a slugging percentage over .490 in a season. 

Yet during his rookie season this year, Judge is on pace for 58 home runs and a .692 slugging percentage.

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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Yanks 00:04:36
The BNNY panel discusses Michael Pineda pitching like the ace in the starting rotation and shares their thoughts on the 'Judge's Chambers.'

The BNNY panel discusses Michael Pineda pitching like the ace in the starting rotation and shares their thoughts on the 'Judge's Chambers.'

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Alex Rodriguez believes Yankees rookie Aaron Judge "has a chance to be historic," he told John Harper of the NY Daily News.

Rodriguez had the chance to analyze two of New York's biggest phenoms in Judge and Mets outfielder Michael Conforto in his broadcast debut this past week for FOX. 

Harper asked Rodriguez which player he would choose to have the better career, and Rodriguez stayed loyal to the pinstripes.

"Tough question," Rodriguez said. "I think they're both going to be All-Stars for years to come. But Judge has a chance to be historic. He's 6-foot-7, he benches 450 pounds, he's got a great idea at the plate."

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May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) reacts after giving up a three run home run to Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas (left) during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) reacts after giving up a three run home run to Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas (left) during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

Danny Duffy pitched seven shutout innings, Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer, and the Royals cruised to a 5-1 win over the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. >> Click here for the full box score

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During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, OF Aaron Judge surprised Yankees fans in Bryant Park.

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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Chase Headley hit a bases-clearing, two-out triple in the seventh inning to key a six-run rally as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros, 11-6, Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After Matt Holliday had an RBI infield single and Starlin Castro a game-tying double, Headley lined a Chris Devenski changeup into the right-center field gap to give New York a 9-6 lead.

The Yankees took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning on back-to-back home runs by Castro and Aaron Judge, but squandered it when Adam Warren (1-0) gave up three runs in the top of the seventh inning on a Joey Gattis single, Castro error and Yulieski Gurriel sac fly.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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The New York Yankees react after defeating the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
The New York Yankees react after defeating the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees, who many believed would not be in contention for the World Series this year, have surprised the league by beginning the season 21-11, and are currently sitting only 0.5 games behind Baltimore for the lead in the AL East.

After talking with several MLB insiders and coaches from around the league, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post lists six reasons why the Yankees are legitimate contenders this season.

The first reason is the blooming of some of New York's young players. Guys such as Aaron JudgeAaron HicksLuis Severino, and Jordan Montgomery have developed faster than many scouts believed they would, finding great success thus far.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge is on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

Judge, who is hitting .317 with a .413 OBP and .760 SLG with 13 HR and 28 RBI in 29 games this season, is unassuming off the field, according to SI.

"I have a very short window to play this game," Judge told Stephanie Apstein of SI. "The last thing I want to do is waste it being out on the town. I want to get every ounce I can out of my body." >> Read the full article here

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New York Yankees left fielder Matt Holliday celebrates his game-winning three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees left fielder Matt Holliday celebrates his game-winning three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday compared this year's team to the 2007 Colorado Rockies that won the National League pennant.

"We have a good mix of veteran and young guys which I think we had in '07," Holliday told Jim Rome on Monday, "and the young guys provide a lot of energy and excitement and the older guys provide some veteran leadership."

While the Yankees have scored the second most runs (167) and allowed the third fewest runs (115) among all 30 teams, Holliday sees comparisons between the makeups of each roster.

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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

Starlin Castro drove in Aaron Hicks with a go-ahead RBI fielder's choice in the top of the 18th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Sunday at Wrigley Field after Aroldis Chapman blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. >> Box score


Hicks reached base on a bunt single off Pedro Strop (0-2) and advanced to second when catcher Willson Contreras' throw went into right field. Hicks advanced to third on a Ronald Torreyes sac bunt and scored on Castro's grounder to short with a drawn-in infield.

Chasen Shreve pitched three scoreless innings of relief after Chapman allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth that sent the game into extra innings.

Chapman allowed six runners to reach base in 2/3 of an inning, including a game-tying HBP to Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Chicago Cubs, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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May 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Yankees RF Aaron Judge is hitting cleanup for the first time in his MLB career on Saturday evening against the Chicago Cubs. 

Manager Joe Girardi moved catcher Gary Sanchez, who was activated off the disabled list earlier this week, down to the fifth hole. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

That's some headline, isn't it? Aaron Judge launched his 13th home run in his 26th game of the season Wednesday and I'm raining on the parade, talking about a potential slump. I don't want to see it any more than you do, but it's going to happen.

As much as we want to play with the numbers - Judge is on pace for 81 home runs and 162 RBIs - a skid of some sort is coming. Eventually. Maybe.

We have some recent history to turn to suggest the time may be coming sooner than later. Last August, Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez got the call-up and was named the club's starting catcher. In a 20-game stretch from August 4 through August 28, Sanchez put up some seriously amazing numbers.

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 (AP)
(AP)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge has been named American League Rookie of the Month for April, it was announced Wednesday.

Judge hit 10 home runs in April while driving in 20 runs.

He hit two more home runs during Tuesday night's win over the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, bringing his total on the season to 12.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:02:02
Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner both hit two home runs as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays, 11-5.

Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner each hit two home runs to power the Yankees past the Blue Jays, 11-4, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees can't keep up with Jays 00:01:28
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium to discuss the team's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Monday night

Luis Severino gave up five runs in his shortest outing since April 7 as the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-1, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Coming off three straight outings in which Severino pitched at least seven innings, Severino (2-2) gave up eight hits and two home runs in 5 2/3 innings, throwing 59 of 105 pitches for strikes, as the Yankees lost their second straight game.

Ryan Goins hit a two-run home run off Severino in the second inning that gave Toronto a 2-0 lead, then hit a two-run sac fly when Jacoby Ellsbury crashed into the wall to make a leaping catch with runners on first and second that made it 4-1.

Chris Coghlan homered off Severino in the sixth inning to make it 5-1, and Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer off Luis Cessa in the seventh inning that made it 7-1.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrates his solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles with teammates during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrates his solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles with teammates during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi compared outfielder Aaron Judge to legendary shortstop Derek Jeter in their demeanor and presence on and off the field.

"You know, he's a little bit like Derek to me. He has got a smile all the time," Girardi, who won three World Series titles with Jeter in the late 1990s, said, according to the New York Daily News' John Harper. "He loves to play the game. You always think that he's gonna do the right thing on the field and off the field."

Jeter, the Yankees' future Hall-of-Fame shortstop and five-time World Series champion, was a rookie when Girardi first joined the club in 1996, but his composure and leadership abilities stood out to him, even though he was 12 years younger than Girardi.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge reacts after tying the game against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge reacts after tying the game against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The New York Yankees hoped to be competitive and not fall behind in the season's opening month as they did in 2016. A rough start on the road was erased by an eight-game winning streak and the Yanks won five of their last six series, propelling them into a surprising position in the standings.

Where the Yankees stand

Record: 15-8, T-1st AL East, Home: 10-2, Road: 5-6

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees lose 00:01:12
Justine Ward talks to Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius and Joe Girardi about the Yankees' 7-4 extra-innings loss to the Orioles.

Bryan Mitchell allowed three runs in the top of the 11th inning after the Yankees didn't score with the bases loaded in the 10th inning as New York lost the rubber game of a three-game series to the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4, Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Starlin Castro grounded into a fielder's choice and Aaron Judge struck out to end the frame.

Mitchell (1-1) surrendered a go-ahead two-out single to Mark Trumbo that gave Baltimore a 5-4 lead, then Welington Castillo drove in two runs with a single to right. Logan Verrett (1-0) pitched a scoreless 11th inning for the Orioles.

The Yankees trailed 4-2 in the ninth inning before Didi Gregorius hit a game-tying two-run single off Donnie Hart. New York had runners on second and third with two outs, but Hart struck out Chris Carter to end the frame. The Yankees went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Bryan Mitchell, Didi Gregorius, Logan Verrett, Baltimore Orioles, Starlin Castro
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Apr 26, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Apr 26, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

Luis Severino cruised through seven scoreless innings of work and Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run to lead the Yankees past the Red Sox, 3-1, on Wednesday. >> Box score

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Luis Severino
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Aaron Judge will make his Fenway Park debut on Wednesday night against Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox. 

"Having the chance to play in front of a packed house is going to be awesome," Judge said according to Mike Mazzeo of the Daily News. "I'm looking forward to the Red Sox atmosphere."

Judge has previously taken batting practice at Fenway when he played in the Cape Cod League back in 2012 before his junior season at Fresno State. A year later he was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2013 Draft.

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GEICO SportsNite: NY Yankees 00:02:12
Sweeny Murti breaks down how the Yankees keep rolling behind strong starting pitching and power hitting, resulting in eight straight wins.

Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge both hit home runs to power the New York Yankees to their eighth straight win with a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Holliday hit a three-run home run off White Sox starter Derek Holland (1-2) as part of a five-run third inning to break a scoreless tie.

Judge went 2-for-3 with an RBI infield single in the third inning to make it 5-0 and a two-run home run in the fifth inning that made it 7-0.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chicago White Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:02:04
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where, behind another terrific outing from CC Sabathia, the Yankees won their sixth game in a row.

Greg Bird broke out of a slump by going 3-for-3 with a home run, Michael Pineda threw seven strong innings and the New York Yankees won their seventh game in a row with a 9-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Bird, who entered the game with a .038 batting average, was a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning after Aaron Judge's home run was overturned on replay to break a 1-1 tie.

Judge went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple. He hit a ball to deep right field off Adam Wainwright (0-3) that deflected off a fan's glove and back onto the field. Umpires reviewed the play and ruled fan interference, resulting in a triple.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs up the first baseline after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs up the first baseline after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Aaron Judge launched a home run in his first MLB at-bat last August and Yankees fans rejoiced in what was believed to be a sign the club was set for a long time in right field. However, raw talent precedes true development.

In Judge's late season cameo, he struck out in 44.2 percent of his 95 plate appearances. The poor performance forced Judge to study and alter his hitting mechanics during the offseason. He added a leg kick and strived to change his approach at the plate. There was enough doubt among the Yankees' braintrust that Judge had to win the right field job out of spring training.

Spring training statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, but for Judge, there was some underlying meaning. In 69 plate appearances he struck out 15 times (21.7 percent), which was a marked improvement from the display last season. Beyond the reduction in strikeouts, Judge was spraying the ball to the opposite field and laying off pitches he flailed at last summer, without sacrificing his home run power. This demonstrated the extra effort he put in during the winter was taking hold.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:36
Sweeny Murti provides all the updates from Yankee Stadium after the Bombers' 8-4 win over the Rays.

Jordan Montgomery was solid in his Major League debut while Aaron Judge homered and drove in three runs as the Yankees rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Rays, 8-4, at Yankee Stadium Wednesday. >> Click here for a full box score.


The Yankees trailed 3-0 before scoring eight runs in the next three innings. Their first two runs scored on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.

Judge went 2-for-3 and tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth. He added a two-run homer in the seventh, his third of the season.

Montgomery struck out the first two batters he faced and then issued a walk and a two-run homer to Rickie Weeks. He was charged with three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Much of the excitement surrounding the Yankees this season centered on the young players getting a chance to take over roles with an eye toward the future. The first glimpse of a new era heightened last August when Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez took over behind the plate. Sanchez's historic home run barrage and cannon arm put a charge into the notion of the youth movement creating a new core.

Unfortunately, Sanchez will be out for four weeks with a biceps strain, leaving a huge vacancy in the lineup. The Yankees were already down one of their potent bats with Didi Gregorius out with a shoulder injury until early May, so Sanchez's malady further depletes the team's offensive firepower.

While the Yankees do not need to venture outside the organization for catching help, neither Austin Romine nor Kyle Higashioka will put up statistics resembling Sanchez's potential. As such, the Yankees will need someone in the everyday lineup to step up their game over the next four weeks. I contend this will have to be a collective effort, with four players potentially playing a bigger role.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:01:49
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium following the Bombers' 8-1 victory behind a dominant Michael Pineda.

Michael Pineda took a perfect game into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Rays, 8-1, during their home opener on Monday. >> Click here for a full box score.


Pineda lost his perfect game bid when Evan Longoria ripped a hanging slider down the left field line for a double with two outs in the seventh inning.

Pineda, who allowed one run on two hits while walking none and striking out 11, was removed with two outs in the eighth inning.

Jacoby Ellsbury opened the scoring for the Yankees with an RBI double in the third inning, and Aaron Judge's home run to left field in the fourth increased New York's lead to 2-0. Chase Headley's homer in the seventh made it 3-0, Yankees...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Baby Bombers headed home for their Yankee Stadium opener with pediatric pains.

After rallying to beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday, the Yankees finished 2-4 on their season-opening road trip. Michael Pineda (0-1) starts Monday for New York against Alex Cobb (1-0) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.

"It's going to be packed," right fielder Aaron Judge said. "Fans are going to be excited."

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Tyler Austin
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Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

It takes patience for a foundation to set. Not until the cement dries can the structure be built, eventually resulting in a finished product.

The Yankees enter the 2017 season with a promising young group of players already at the major league level and a fine collection of minor league players nearly ready to join them. Add the Yankees' ability to make trades with the prospects they don't have room for and their ability to play at the top of the free agent market, it is easy to envision the opportunity for an extended run of highly competitive Yankees squads.

Rewind to the 1996 season when three-fourths of the Core Four (Jorge Posada made his mark later) - plus Bernie Williams - made significant contributions to the Yankees' first World Series title since 1978. The 27-year-old Williams rapped 29 home runs and drove in 102 runs, Derek Jeter won the Rookie of the Year award at 22 years old, Andy Pettitte won 21 games at 24 and Mariano Rivera racked up 130 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings at the age of 26.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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