Most players in MLB would like to score 27 or more home runs during the entire season.
That’s a good number, close to 30, and it means that the player has contributed a lot to his team’s offensive performance.
He still has more than half the campaign, and is already closing in on 30, with two hits on Wednesday.
Last night, when the Yanks were down in the score against the Tampa Bay Rays, they hit two round-trippers to bring their team closer.
In the eighth inning, his patience and the Yankees were rewarded when Jose Trevino Scored a home run that changed the score.
But let’s get back to the judge.
The judges can leave at any minute, and the numbers show it
He already has a serious amount of multi-homer games to his name.
“Multi-Homer Game in NYY History: babe Ruth 68; Mickey Mantle 46; Lou Gehrig 43; Joe DiMaggio 35; Alex Rodriguez, 29 Aaron Judge 22; Jason Giambic 22; Mark Teixeira 21,” tweeted Jeff Quagliata, research manager at Yes Network.
Multi-Homer Game in NYY History:
babe ruth 68
Mickey Mantle 46
Lou Gehrig 43
Joe DiMaggio 35
Alex Rodriguez 29
Aaron Judge 22
Jason Giambi 22
Mark Teixeira 21
— Jeff Quagliata (@yestoresearch) 23 June 2022
That means the judge kicked off his multiple-homer game on Wednesday night, trailing another Yankees great, Mark Teixeira, and went into a tie with a fellow run-producer: Jason Giambi.
Giambi was a successful hitter with the Bombers in the early 2000s, and almost everyone who played him remembers him.
The judge is hitting .302/.379/.663 and his arbitration hearing is scheduled for Friday.
Starting tomorrow, we’ll know if he’ll earn $17 million, $21 million, or sign a potential expansion.
Nonetheless, his home runs are coming in bunches.