Friday, July 27, 2018

There Goes The Judge!: Yankee Slugger Misses Sox Series With Wrist Break

The Good Judge
The Yankees won last night's game against the Royals, but they lost one of their premier sluggers for three weeks. So, when The Pinstriped Posers open up a four-game set with the Red Sox starting next Thursday, Aaron Judge will not be in the line-up. Judge was hit in the first-inning of last night's game and was diagnosed with a "chip fracture of the right wrist". While surgery is not needed, he will miss at least those three weeks. The giant right-fielder is hitting .285 with 26 HRs and 61 RBIs. This is a crushing blow for the Yankees—who have a huge opportunity to chip away at Boston's lead in the AL East in the upcoming series at Fenway Park. And, to be honest, most Red Sox fans want to beat The Evil Ones at full-strength—not depleted by injury. On top of all that, Judge is one of the game's brightest superstars—and displays a very non-Yankee-like demeanor (you know, he's not the typical pinstriped jerk). Before meeting up with The Bronx Embalmers, the Red Sox have five more games to play against Minnesota and the red-hot Phillies (who thought we'd ever be writing that line this year?). So, where the two teams stand next Thursday could be quite different from the current 4.5 game spread in favor of Boston. Stay tuned!