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1 month ago  ::  Aug 12, 2019 - 11:34PM #1
mfc67
Posts: 17
1Hr and 2 rbi's in his last 20 games. Yankees haven't needed his power with so many others stepping up but they need to get him back on track.
1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 1:28AM #2
Bill
Posts: 297

He hit a few balls the other night that seemed to die right before the wall. Very strange. Especially with the way the balls are traveling this season, you'd think putting the barrel on it would be enough for him even if he wasn't 100%.

One good sign is that he's taking his walks. He's too good a player to stay in this slump, and if it's because of his injury, he's still got a month or so to recover. I'm not too worried, although it is definitely apparent he is not the Judge we're used to seeing.

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 2:29AM #3
al
Posts: 805

Makes me wonder if they brought him back too soon. Maybe another 5 weeks of healing instead of baseball activiites while trying to heal was not the best choice.  At the time it felt like Judges bat was needed for the team to be successful so I can see the reasoning. I feel sorry for Judge. He looks weak and inept right now. Everyone is creaming the ball and he can barely reach the warning track.  I think they should sit him for a number of games. The team doesn't really need his bat right now so why not?

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 2:31AM #4
al
Posts: 805

Aug 13, 2019 -- 1:28AM, Bill wrote:


He hit a few balls the other night that seemed to die right before the wall. Very strange. Especially with the way the balls are traveling this season, you'd think putting the barrel on it would be enough for him even if he wasn't 100%.

One good sign is that he's taking his walks. He's too good a player to stay in this slump, and if it's because of his injury, he's still got a month or so to recover. I'm not too worried, although it is definitely apparent he is not the Judge we're used to seeing.





Not sure it's a slump. He went into a "slump" similar to this in his rookie year, but we later found out he had a injured shoulder.

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 7:13AM #5
Stewie
Posts: 2,450

Is it just me, or is today's player more delicate than his predecessors of yesteryear?  Today's players have strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, the latest advances in medications and surgical techniques, private trainers and masseurs (or masseuses), pyramid power, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy and whatever else money can buy.  But today's player seems to break down more readily and linger on the IL longer.  Or, maybe nothing's really changed and I'm just generalizing based on my frustration with the Yankees' injury woes. But every time a player does anything, even something as innocuous as running out a routine grounder, I'm scrutinizing him for signs of injury.

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 10:16AM #6
chl45
Posts: 781

Aug 12, 2019 -- 11:34PM, mfc67 wrote:

1Hr and 2 rbi's in his last 20 games. Yankees haven't needed his power with so many others stepping up but they need to get him back on track.



His lack of production is a mystery and many figure it is some sort of injury, as do I. What I wonder about is why, after 20 games, approximately 80 to 85 AB's, the Yankees haven't found what the problem is or how to fix it or help him or IL him. All we hear from Boone is he has started to hit the ball to the outfield and is almost there. I mean c'mon. Judge barreling it up and just making it to the warning track? At this point with near 100 AB's no one can figure out what to do to help him, or decide to sit him if his oblique is still sore and bothering him?


I find that troubling considering all the injuries to other players like Stanton and Sanchez and Severino and Montgomery that have either reinjured themselves while trying to get better or are brought back to soon and make things worse by not hitting or pitching for quite awhile until they get hurt again. I won't even bring up what happened to Ellsbury and Bird. Seems they should have been healed by now if they fell off a building for as long as they have been out. No one is looking into why all these injuries are occurring, no one think it's more than just a coincidence and bad luck?  Very strange. Judge's situation is just odd for them to see him not right, and haven't figured out why yet, or not trying something else cause this is not working.

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 10:32AM #7
bumper
Posts: 6,211

has anyone seen judge taking batting practice lately. assuming if he wasn't putting on his usual show that would raise some flags.


last night, all o'neill kept saying was how close he thought judge was getting. could he be seeing something we're not. certainly he knows more ...


also during judge's 2 month slump in 2017 suddenly he flipped a switch (injured shoulder and all) and went crazy the last 3 weeks. hopefully that plays out again. fwiw he still leads the league in average exit velocity so maybe he's just not elevating the ball the same but no doubt his hitting now appears very weak.

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 10:50AM #8
slats7
Posts: 338

Has lost 30 points off his batting average and still hasn't hit a home run to left field. Other than that he's been wonderful. Undecided

"They don't boo nobodies." -- Reggie Jackson
1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 11:21AM #9
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 76,645

Judge is still recovering from his injury ... he needs to go back on the IL for the rest of August.

1 month ago  ::  Aug 13, 2019 - 11:29AM #10
Stewie
Posts: 2,450

He blossomed too late for his own good.  By the time he begins his contract season a year before free agency, he'll already be in his 30s.  Unless he proves more durable and productive between now and then the Yankees, and other teams, will be skittish about offering him a big $ long-term deal.

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