New York Yankees top outfield prospect Aaron Judge is already flirting with a promotion and tonight’s performance at PNC Field helped that case even more.
Tonight, during New York’s Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, game against the Toledo Mud Hens Judge cranked his eleventh and twelfth home run of the season during a 9-2 win.
Judge actually had one of the best nights of his professional career kicked off by lining a two-run homer that scored Ben Gamel over the left-field fence in the first inning. Then, he continued his tear with a second line drive that landed over the right field wall in the third inning to give the Railriders a 3-0 lead which also marked his first career multi-homer game.
Also in tonight’s game, Judge went 4-for-5 to not only record his second four-hit game of 2016 but it also increased his overall batting average by 11 points as well as his June slash line to .338/.471/.618.
With his OPS at an astronomical 1.088, people have to start to wonder: when will it be “Judgement Day?”