Jersey of the New York Yankees, one of the best hitters in the major leagues, fell into a slump.
Aaron Judge played as center fielder in the third hitter of the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins away game held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 26th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
He scored a run by reporting a hit in his first at-bat in the first inning, but was silent in subsequent at-bats, dropping his batting average to 0.244 for the season.
In the last 15 games, he has a batting average of 0.170 (9 hits in 53 at-bats), 2 home runs, an on-base percentage of 0.274, and a slugging percentage of 0.321, showing extreme sluggishness. On top of that, he struck out a whopping 19 times.
Judge signed a 9-year,메이저놀이터 360 million dollar contract with the Yankees in December of last year. However, unlike the size of the contract, it seems to be in a slump from the beginning of the season.
On the same day, the New York Daily News, a local American media outlet, said, “Jersey has been sluggish for the longest period since his big league debut,” and evaluated it as “a painful thing for the Yankees.”
The Yankees also suffered a 2-6 loss to Minnesota on the same day, and recently lost two games in a row. The season record is also 13-10, ranking 4th in the American East League.
Also, the team’s batting average is 0.225, which is still at the bottom of the Eastern League.
“I’m going to bring the championship trophy to Yankee Stadium,” Judge said ahead of the season. The Yankees’ most recent World Series win was in 2009. It was 14 years ago. For the team to rise, it is necessary to revive the sense of hitting in the end.
Meanwhile, the Yankees will pitch Domingo Hermann as a starting pitcher on the 27th, and Minnesota will pitch Kenta Maeda.