New York Yankees: Aaron Judge is on a Historic Streak

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Aaron Judge is on a phenomenal streak, and the New York Yankees are playing great baseball because of it.

For the first time since Alex Rodriguez did it in 2007, a member of the New York Yankees has hit a home run in five consecutive games, and Aaron Judge has done so while hitting six in five games.

Aaron Judge is known for his monstrous home runs, but this streak is something that not even he has done before. With five straight games with a home run and six home runs over that five-game stretch, Judge is playing at an unreal level right now.

Coming into the season, many (including myself) had Aaron Judge winning his first American League MVP this season, and if he keeps playing at the level he is right now, he might do so unanimously.

Through only eight games, Aaron Judge has six home runs (first in the MLB), 14 RBIs (first in the MLB), scored 10 runs (first in the MLB), has nine hits, and a batting average of .290.

The batting average can certainly be improved upon, and so can his 10 strikeouts, but other than that, Judge cannot be stopped and he is also playing phenomenally in the field as well.

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This is the hottest start to a season in Judge’s career as through eight games, his next closest mark was in 2017 when he had three home runs, seven RBIs, six runs, eight hits, and a batting average of .308.

With the exception of his batting average, Judge’s marks through eight games this season, are better than each stat of his best eight-game start of his career. Not only is Judge off to a hot start this season, but it means more this year than it has in any other season of his career.

With only 60 games in the 2020 season, each game in 2020 is equivalent to that of 2.7 games in a normal 162-game season. This means that although it has been just eight games, this is equal to 21.6 games in a normal season, which is huge because he’s helping the Yankees win games that mean more this year.

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The Yankees are off to the hottest start in Major League Baseball, as they hold a 7-1 record so far, and a large factor into that is Aaron Judge’s sheer dominance thus far.