"Not going to win a lot of ballgames like that" - Aaron Judge laments RISP failures as Yankees lose Red Sox series

Aaron Judge laments RISP failures as Yankees lose Red Sox series
Aaron Judge laments RISP failures as Yankees lose Red Sox series

Aaron Judge gave his team a one-run lead in the first inning, but the Boston Red Sox responded and never looked back and won 9-3. It resulted in a surprising series loss for New York to a team that had been hovering around .500 and didn't have its ace pitching in the three-game set.

Judge was asked about the Red Sox being aggressive on the basepaths. They stole seven bases during the game and frequently took extra bases. The slugger said:

"Yeah, they were able to get on base and then once they got on base, they were able to get into scoring position. I think they were six or seven of 15 with guys in scoring position. For us, I think we might've been 0-5. You're not going to win a lot of ballgames like that. They capitalized... that's kind of the story of the game tonight."

The New York Yankees loaded the bases with no outs, trailing by one in the seventh inning. The odds of scoring and winning the game eventually were fairly good, but Gleyber Torres struck out on what would have been a game-tying walk. Jose Trevino struck out as well before DJ LeMahieu lined out to center field.

The Red Sox tacked on insurance runs immediately and kept going until the Yankees trailed by six and lost the series. They head back home to host the Baltimore Orioles who are just 1.5 games back of New York in the standings.


Aaron Judge blasts 26th home run in loss

Aaron Judge went high over the Green Monster in left field for an early solo home run to give the Yankees a lead. It required a launch angle of 45 degrees and traveled 380 feet at 114 miles per hour.

Aaron Judge after his 26th home run
Aaron Judge after his 26th home run

It was his MLB-leading 26th home run and his MLB-leading 64th RBI, and it pushed his MLB-best OPS to 1.110. That home run was shortly erased as the Red Sox caused trouble for Marcus Stroman all night long.

The Yankees have faltered a bit of late, as they're 5-5 in their last 10 games. That includes a blown save walk off loss to the Kansas City Royals and two losses to the dreaded rival Red Sox.

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