According to historical reports, when the clubhouse of the New York Yankees opens up to the media after games, it is customary for the starting pitcher of the day to address the reporters before any other player speaks out. But on Friday night, moments after Aaron Judge went on to ink his name into the record books of the franchise yet again, Luke Weaver, one of the newest Yankees on the roster, was quite willing to buck the entire postgame tradition for that. While speaking to the press, Weaver asked them if they didn’t want to talk to Judge, who was sitting across the room- who grinned back at him.
Aaron Judges Slams 3 Home Runs To Take the Yankees Over The Diamondbacks
Although Weaver did seem to be entirely facetious, Luke Weaver was more than willing to defer to Aaron Judge due to the three-homer performance of the slugger that sparked up a 7-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, that will be keeping the anemic season of the Bronx Bombers alive for just another reason. Eventually, Judge spoke about the Yankees‘ long-slim postseason chances, claiming they were still not out of it. In one of the last-ditch attempts at salvaging the season for the Yankees, the power hitter put on a scintillating display that included something that hadn’t ever taken place in the 121-season history of the franchise.
Aaron Judge’s three-homer game does make it the first time that a player from the Yankees had recorded multiple such games in a lone season. Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, also mentioned that Judge was just a special player who did special things. And there was nothing surprising about Judge doing it- with him being the player that he was.