Aaron Judge achieves a history Yankees with a 3-Home run

Aaron Judge achieves a history Yankees with a three-home run.

NEW YORK :- Aaron Judge made Yankees history with his second three-homer game in one season, leading New York to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

This impressive feat made Judge the first player in Yankees history to accomplish two three-homer games in a single season. The Diamondbacks saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, and their lead over the Chicago Cubs for the second National League Wild Card spot was reduced to just one game. Additionally, Arizona struggled against New York teams this season, going 1-7 after losing six of seven games to the Mets.

Judge’s incredible night included a three-run home run in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fifth, both off rookie starter Brandon Pfaadt (2-9). He completed his three-homer performance with a solo shot off Slade Cecconi in the seventh inning.

This marked Judge’s second career three-homer game, with both occurring in the past month. The first was on August 23 at home against the Washington Nationals, helping the Yankees break their first nine-game losing streak since 1982.

In this game, Judge went 4-for-4 with a double and tied a career-high with six RBIs. He boasts a batting average of .267 with 35 home runs and 70 RBIs in 100 games this season.

The reigning AL MVP also achieved his eighth career four-hit game and his first since May 20, against the Cincinnati Reds. He drove in six runs, matching a feat he’s accomplished four times in his career.

Although the Yankees moved two games above .500 at 78-76 in their quest to avoid their first losing season since 1992, they remain on the brink of playoff elimination.

Judge, who missed almost eight weeks due to a right big toe sprain, returned to the lineup on July 28. He had hit 62 home runs the previous season, breaking the American League record set by former Yankees slugger Roger Maris in 1961.

Luke Weaver (3-5), acquired from Seattle on September 14, earned his first win for the Yankees in his second start. He allowed four hits over 5 1/3 innings. Jhony Brito gave up a home run to Christian Walker but secured his first career save after pitching 3 2/3 innings.

Brandon Pfaadt, in his second start since being claimed off waivers from Seattle, struggled, allowing six runs (five earned) and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Aaron Judge achieves a history Yankees with a three-home run.

 

In recent roster updates:

For the Diamondbacks, right-handed pitcher Miguel Castro was placed on the paternity list and traveled to the Dominican Republic. Manager Torey Lovullo expressed the team’s happiness for him and mentioned that Castro is expected to return on Monday for the beginning of a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago. Additionally, Slade Cecconi, who had six previous appearances earlier in the year, was called up from Triple-A Reno.

As for the Yankees, left-handed pitcher Wandy Peralta, who had a strained left triceps, was placed on the injured list and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Peralta, who will be a free agent after this season, had an impressive record with a 4-2 record and a 2.83 ERA in 63 appearances.

Manager Aaron Boone praised Peralta for his leadership, toughness, and reliability in various game situations. To replace Peralta, right-handed pitcher Yoendrys Gómez was recalled from Double-A Somerset and might have an opportunity to start a game during the final week. Gómez had a record of 0-3 with a 3.58 ERA in 19 starts with Somerset. Furthermore, outfielder Everson Pereira, who had a hamstring issue, missed his eighth consecutive game but was reported to be making progress according to Boone.

–YES Natwork