The Boston Red Sox are always in for an eventful night when they face their biggest division rival, the New York Yankees.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is certainly making the night much more difficult for the Red Sox with two massive home runs.
Judge’s first home run of the night soared over right field and was lost in the stands.
His second homer was even more massive, flying over left field high into the stadium.
Judge has officially hit 57 home runs this season, just four behind the franchise record of 61. He’ll likely pass the record with no issues. The record was set by Roger Maris in 1961, which is also the American League record.
If he reaches 60 homers, he’d become the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 or more in one season. He’d join Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Maris and Babe Ruth.
Judge is one of the best players on the Yankees this season and has been a major staple during an inconsistent season.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge gives Red Sox a taste of history
Judge made his MLB debut in 2016 with the Yankees and has certainly been worth every penny. Over his entire career, he’s hit .283/.391/.581 for an OPS of .972. These numbers are much better than most, but they’re far below what he’s producing this season.
This season, he’s hit .310/.413/.692 for an OPS of 1.105. He’s on fire with no signs of slowing down, and he’s been one of the most reliable players in New York amidst many inconsistencies.
The Red Sox, on the other hand, have been struggling hard. They’re at the bottom of the AL East standings and remain below .500. Their playoff odds continue to decrease and they don’t quite have the consistency needed to bring them to postseason success.
Tonight, Judge made the wound sting a little bit more.