ESNY’s Christian Kouroupakis talks about how the New York Yankees need a strong lift from their 282-pound slugger in the second half.
- Story by Christian Kouroupakis
- Video by Samuel Randall
- Graphics by Robby Sabo
- Production by Nicholas Durst
Joe DiMaggio‘s rookie home run record? Gone. Only Yankee hitters to hit 30 or more homers before the All-Star break? Judge joined Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez. Home run derby? Judge made it a no-contest.
However, it should all be placed in the rearview mirror. It’s time for the front-runner in the American League MVP race to focus on one thing and one thing only: carrying the slumping Yankees into the postseason.
ESNY’s Yankee Beat Writer Christian Kouroupakis discusses why the pressure is on the 25-year-old to carry his Baby Bombers to the postseason for the first time since 2015 and perhaps beyond the Wild Card game for the first time since 2012.