‘They Bring the Energy’- Aaron Judge Reveals the Real Driving Force Behind New York Yankees’ Dominant 2022 Season

Published 06/16/2022, 3:49 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) waves to the crowd after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Judge has become the heart and soul of the New York Yankees. With each game passing, Judge is writing a new history in Major League Baseball this season. The Yankees slugger is probably going through the best phase of his professional career.

Right from the start of the season, Judge has been consistent with his performance for the Yankees. With 25 home runs in his name, he is in a league of his own. Recently, the Pinstripes won their 13th straight game at the Yankee stadium, and Aaron Judge could not stop praising the Yankees fans for being the extra pillar of support for the team. The Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by 4-3 in the second game of the series.

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The Yankees have been sensational in the 2022 MLB season, especially in the Yankee Stadium. With 28 wins out of 35 games, the Yankee Stadium has become a fortress for the Pinstripes.

Aaron Judge on support from the Yankees fans

Given a poor free agency in the 2022 off-season, even the Yankees fans did not expect such kind of domination. But, under the leadership of Aaron Judge, the Yankees have been nothing but exceptional in the current season.

Sep 21, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Despite coming off a poor season in 2021, the Yankees fans have been coming up in huge numbers to support their favorite team. Apart from players’ performances, the Yankees fans have been a driving force in 2022.

Talking about the same, Judge said the fans bring energy to the game. 

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“Oh! They were loud. They were on their feet all game. From the very first picture,… they were screaming… They bring the energy,” Judge said. “And when you have 40,000 behind you at home, it makes for a tough day for an opponent.”

How far the Yankees will go in 2022?

If things go their way, the New York Yankees might end their title drought this season. It has been over ten years since The Bronx Bombers have won the World Series title. Given their current form, the odds are in the favor of the Yankees to win the prestigious title this season.

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With 46 wins out of 62 games, the Yankees have the best record in the entire MLB in the current season. Players like Aaron Judge, Nestor Cortes Jr., Matt Carpenter, and Gerrit Cole have been outstanding for the Pinstripes in 2022. Only time will tell if they will win the World Series or not.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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