NEW YORK — Aaron Judge has introduced house two consecutive American League Participant of the Week Awards, and the Yankees’ famous person is off to a superb begin in pursuit of a 3rd.
Choose hit his Main League-leading forty third house run within the second inning on Monday night towards the Mariners, taking left-hander Marco Gonzales into the bullpen in left-center discipline for a two-run shot. Choose’s Statcast-projected 420-foot blast helped propel New York to a 7-2 win over Seattle within the opener of a three-game collection at Yankee Stadium.
He wants 17 homers within the Yankees’ remaining 58 video games to file the ninth 60-homer season in historical past, whereas additionally taking goal at Roger Maris’ single-season American League mark of 61 house runs, set in 1961.
Choose was introduced because the recipient of his second consecutive Participant of the Week Award earlier than Monday’s recreation, having slashed .348/.483/1.000 (8-for-23) with seven runs, 5 homers, 10 RBIs, six walks and one stolen base in six video games.
“To me, listening to Participant of the Week back-to-back weeks — even for a man in the course of an MVP season, that’s like, ‘Wow,’” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “There’s a degree of awe. The season he’s constructing and placing collectively has continued to boost that degree.”