Bad news struck the New York Yankees, who are challenging the MLB World Series for the first time in 14 years. ‘Main gun’ Aaron Judge (31) left due to injury. It was the moment when the nightmare of three years ago came back to mind.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball, reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that “Judge was placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) due to right hip pain.” Registration was applied retroactively from the 29th of last month.
Judge suffered a hip injury while sliding during a game against the Texas Rangers on the 27th of last month. He was named to the starting lineup for the next day’s game, but went 2-for-2 with only 2 strikeouts, and was removed from the game in the bottom of the 4th inning when he was substituted for a major defense.
According to MLB.com, Aaron Boone, manager of the Yankees, said, “It’s not a major injury, but I don’t want to continue to play and make it worse or affect other areas,” he explained why he enrolled in the IL. He went on to say, “I feel good, I’m still recovering.” According to the media, Judge digested his catch ball indoors while warming up on this day.
Judge has played in 26 games this season and has a batting average of 0.261, 6 home runs, 14 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.863. He is not up to his flashy last season (batting average of 0.311, 62 home runs, 131 RBI), but in the game on the 27th of last month, he was raising his sense of hitting with 3 hits, including 2 doubles.
At one time, Judge had a headache due to an injury. He played in 155 of 162 games in 2017, but the number of games gradually decreased to 112 games the following year and 102 games in 2019 due to oblique muscle and wrist injuries. Even in the 60-game shortened season due to Corona 19 in 2020, he only played 28 games, less than half of them.
In particular, the Yankees had difficulty operating the ‘double guns’ as Giancarlo Stanton (34), who forms a duo with Judge, also suffered frequent injuries. Since 2018, when Stanton moved to the Yankees, the two players have not played more than 140 games side-by-side. In 2020, Stanton only appeared in 23 games and the Yankees struggled, ultimately failing to win 카지노사이트.
Stanton and Judge are both giants who have hit more than 50 home runs. At the time Stanton joined the Yankees, prospects were pouring in that the synergy between the two players would explode, but due to injuries, they were struggling to hit 30 home runs side by side after 2021.
Despite repeated injuries, Stanton, who hit 30 homers in both seasons, came to the IL in mid-April of this year after suffering a hamstring injury. With Judge joining here, the Yankees faced obstacles in their first World Series championship challenge since 2009.