Yankees' Aaron Judge: I have no Home Run Derby hangover

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

"-PESPT000011582-topic.html" class="local_link" >Jackie Bradley Jr. went over the bullpen wall to steal one from Aaron Judge, helping David Price shut down the New York Yankees 3-0 on Sunday night and giving the Red Sox a split of their day-night doubleheader. Unfortunately, Fenway Park's wacky dimensions and Jackie Bradley Jr. teamed up to rob Judge. Chapman's third straight appearance resulted in the Yanks' second straight win - the first time they've won back to back games in over a month. The Rays beat the Angels late last night out on the West Coast, so the Yankees are now 4.5 games back of the Red Sox and one game back of the Rays in the AL East.

MLB.com's Statcast measured the ball struck by Judge, who leads all of baseball with 30 home runs this season, at an exit velocity of 107.5 miles per hour and a launch angle of 32 degrees.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2) starts against Toronto's Marcus Stroman (9-5) on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Price (5-2) pitched eight innings, allowing seven hits and striking out eight.

Garrett Cooper, who made his MLB debut for the Yankees on Friday, doubled in the fifth for his first major league hit. - Red Sox manager John Farrell. He stepped up to the plate with one out and Gary Sanchez on first base. The hit was Dustin Pedroia's RBI single in the sixth, which scored Betts, who three innings earlier had ended the team's scoring drought with his 17th homer of the year.

The ball dribbled maybe 30 feet for an infield hit with nobody on and one out.

Manager Joe Girardi feels that Judge is "just missing some pitches...he's a little off".

While the Sox have not had a significant problem with runners in scoring position most of this season, wasted scoring opportunities have been a pinstriped boogeyman against NY.

Yankees: Open a three-game series against Minnesota.

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