“Are you the hitter who hit 62 homers?” After returning, batting average 0.185, only 1 home run… More desperate Yankees

 The presence of the slugger who hit the most home runs in a season in the history of the 122-year American League (AL) is not highlighted at all.

It’s been 10 days since Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees returned from injury. However, the home run four is close to ‘opening and closing’. The Yankees batting line, which seemed to explode soon after Judge returned, is still in silent mode.

The Yankees knelt 7-9 in a game against the Houston Astros held at Yankee Stadium on the 7th (Korean time). Suddenly, the line broke.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone also said in an interview with local media outlets such as the New York Post after the game, “I think our batters were good at bat today. Strike zone control is returning to the normal track. I picked a walk and harassed the opponent.” It’s 3 hits in at-bats, but it’s not bad. I tried to accumulate points by scoring 7 runs today. In the future, I will make a big swing and score double digits. The hitters are getting better and better,” he expressed satisfaction.

The Yankees attacked the Houston mound, getting 8 hits and 12 walks. It was a difficult game for the Yankees as starter Carlos Rodon went down with a hamstring injury after allowing 5 runs in 2⅔innings, but Boone’s assessment is that the hitters did their part.

Director Boone said, “I think this week was very encouraging. It doesn’t always go the way we want, but the attitude of the hitters has become serious and heavy.” I like that we’re going in that direction now.”

If so, is Judge, who came back from a toe injury, getting better?

Judge appeared as the designated hitter twice and recorded no hits, 1 RBI, and 2 walks in 4 at-bats. He struck out three times. It’s not a satisfying blow at all. In the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, Judge struck out on a miss by Jose Urquidy’s outside sweeper, and in the second at-bat in the third inning, Judge returned with a ground ball to shortstop.

He got a push walk in the 4th inning and contributed to the team’s run by picking up a walk in the 6th inning as well. However, he put his head down by striking out swinging and swinging in the eighth and ninth innings. He was hit by Hector Neris’ high fastball in the eighth and Brian Abreu’s inside slider in the ninth.

Judge, who suffered a ligament injury to his right big toe while defending against the Los Angeles Dodgers in early June, returned on the 29th of last month. Against the Baltimore Orioles, he had an excellent pitching game, going 1-for-4 and walking 3 times.

The next day, including a two-run home run, he hit 3 hits and 2 RBIs, announcing the return of the home run king. However, since then, he has not been able to create even a hit, let alone a home run. Of course, there are aspects where opposing pitchers avoid head-to-head matches. After returning to this day, in 9 games, he recorded a batting average of 0.185 (5 hits in 27 at-bats), 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 3 runs, and an OPS of 0.685. He walked 9 and struck out 8.먹튀검증

His sense of hitting is still far from the normal track.

MLB.com introduced the teams with the highest probability of winning the World Series that day and placed the Yankees in 19th place. And ‘Aaron Judge had a Babe Ruth-like presence for two months (before his injury). It was the driving force behind last year’s playoffs. However, the hitters surrounding the jersey this year are not as good as last year,’ he wrote. He blamed his fellow hitters, not Judge.

MLB.com’s point has some truth. The Yankees are 29th in team batting average (0.231), 22nd in team OPS (0.719), and tied for 6th in team home runs (156) this season. Except for home runs, most of the offense indicators are in the lower ranks. Average goals per game (4.32) is only 21st. There are many home runs, but the accuracy and texture are poor.

As for the Yankees, even the least hope that remains is lost without Judge coming back to life. The Yankees, who are recording 58 wins and 54 losses, are 4.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays, who are third in the AL Wild Card. Fangraphs gives the Yankees a 15.2% chance of making the playoffs. It’s hopeless.

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