Aaron Judge continues to put on a show for the ages, as he hit three home runs in the Yankees’ 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Judge became the first Yankee player to hit three home runs in a game twice in one season, and he now has 35 home runs on the year.
Judge’s first home run came in the third inning, when he hit a three-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Brandon Pfaadt. His second home run was a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and his third home run was a solo shot in the seventh inning.
Judge’s performance was simply incredible, and it helped the Yankees move closer to clinching the AL East title. The Yankees are now 10 games ahead of the second-place Tampa Bay Rays, and they have a magic number of 10 to clinch the division.
Judge is having one of the best seasons in Yankees history, and he is a favorite to win the AL MVP award. He is currently leading the league in home runs (35), RBIs (99), and runs scored (106). He is also batting .311 with a .387 on-base percentage and a .694 slugging percentage.
Judge’s performance this season has been electrifying, and he has become one of the most popular players in baseball. He is a role model for young players everywhere, and he is an inspiration to Yankees fans everywhere.