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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is a lingering oblique injury contributing to Aaron Judge’s slump?

NEW YORK — Despite being mired in an awful slump, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge says he’s fine physically.

“It doesn’t affect me at all,” Judge reiterated Thursday to Yahoo Sports of the oblique injury that cost him 54 games earlier this season.

Yet something is clearly wrong.

Because when No. 99 is on, he’s one of the best players in the world.

And right now, he’s off.

And yet he’s still a substantially better player than a certain Phillies outfielder…..

 

 

QLE Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Monday, May 27, 2019

Aaron Judge revelation is cure to Yankees’ abrupt anguish

Aaron Judge is feeling pain free after suffering a serious left oblique strain on April 20 against these Royals, and if all continues to go well in his recovery he could be back on a solid baseball course after being sidelined for so long.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 27, 2019 at 07:14 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Monday, April 22, 2019

Aaron Judge has a “pretty significant strain” of his oblique – HardballTalk

More bad news for the Yankees.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2019 at 08:40 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Why Yankees’ Aaron Judge is changing his two-strike approach

Read the whole thing.

Much like Ted Williams espoused, there is a science to hitting, and Judge is a student of the game and his swing.

“I think that is where a lot of guys actually get messed up, with their leg kick,’’ Judge said. “There are so many times I tell myself not to worry about it and still get messed up. My swing is pretty simple the way it is, just with a little leg kick and stuff like that, but there are times in the season I don’t even know what [the front leg] is doing. I feel like I am on time but I keep getting beat so I will have the chance to go back to the no stride, where it is kind of a rock to get into my hip and then swing, it’s simple.

“For me, I can always go back to something simple that will produce results,’’ Judge said. “Just be accurate with the barrel. That’s all I want to do.’’

That is great advice to all hitters.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2019 at 09:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Expectations Sky-High For Aaron Judge In Year 3

Could be an interesting season:

“See, that’s kind of the thing that drives me, to be honest,” Judge said in front of his George M. Steinbrenner Field locker earlier in spring training. “Nobody really knows. I don’t even know.

“People can speculate and say, ‘He’s like this guy, he’s like that guy.’ But that unknown is kind of what drives me. Like, how good can you be? How good could somebody be? Just having that constant motivation of the unknown is kind of what pushes me.”
.  .  .
“His competition, for me, is in the monuments. His competition, for me, is the history of the Yankees,” said Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, referring to the plaques in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.


 

 

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