Aaron Judge hits 3 homers for the second time in 2023.
The Yankees’ scant postseason hopes have prompted outside discussion about resting Judge through the last week of the season. Boone has batted those suggestions away, saying that Judge is healthy, wants to play and takes pride in “setting an example, especially for some of the young guys that we’ve got up.”
“We’re not out of it. I think that’s No. 1,” Judge said. “No. 2, you’ve got to play. You’ve got to be out there. It’s about showing up every single day. You’re not going to feel 100 percent every single day. Guys are going to have bumps or bruises — or toe stuff, I guess. If you’re at 60 percent, you’ve got to give 100 percent of your 60 percent.”