Judge went 2-for-2 with a double, a homer and two walks Friday against the Blue Jays. Judge blasted his 46th homer of the season to give the Yankees a short-lived lead in the first inning of a road defeat. After hitting just three homers in the month of August, he's come back with a vengeance with a red-hot September and he's resembled the fantasy superstar that took the league by storm earlier in the season.
Judge went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Twins. His opposite-field shot off Bartolo Colon pushed Judge's home-run total to 45 on the season, and a sac fly later in the game pushed him over 100 RBI. As Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal points out, Judge is the first player in history with 45 homers, 100 RBI and 100 runs scored in his rookie season. After a prolonged lull coming out of the All-Star break, Judge has found his form again -- he has eight homers and an OPS over 1.000 in the month of September.
Judge went 3-for-6 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs during Thursday's win over Baltimore. Don't look now, but Judge has six homers, 13 RBI and 13 runs through his past 10 games. He was never going to maintain his first-half pace, so while his lengthy slump to start the second half was discouraging, it shouldn't have been shocking. A strong September will position Judge among the top fantasy hitters, and at just 25, he still has his prime years ahead.
Judge is out of the lineup against the Rays on Wednesday, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports. Judge will occupy a seat on the bench following six straight starts, going 4-for-20 (.200 average) with three home runs and five RBI at the plate during that span. In his place, Clint Frazier draws the assignment in right.
Judge went 2-for-2 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI in Sunday's 16-7 rout of the Rangers. Judge normally does most of his damage at Yankee Stadium, but he felt right at home at the hitter-friendly Globe Life Park in Arlington. The hulking rookie is unlikely to catch up to league leader Giancarlo Stanton's 54 home runs, but his 41 long balls are good enough for sole possession of second in MLB. Judge has reached base in seven consecutive games while launching four homers in that stretch, suggesting he's finally heating back up at the plate after slumping ever since the All-Star break.
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