Aaron Judge is thrilled with the New York Yankees' start to the season as he is happy the team has avoided a slow start to the year. On Sunday, the Yankees continued their fine form as they defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-4.
The Yankees sit at No. 1 of the AL East standings with 16 wins and six losses. “I know in years past, we kind of scuffled out of the gates in April and then all we’re trying to do is climb back and fight back,’’ Judge said, per The New York Post Sports.
“Getting an early lead like this, we’ll try to maintain and grow it through the year is gonna be big for us — especially with the type of team we have and the division we’re in”.
Judge and company off to a good start
Luis Severino lost his focus in the third inning and gave up three runs as the Royals took a 3-1 lead.
Severino refuised to quit after a tough third inning and he helped the Yankees claim a comeback win. “That’s a game that could easily get away from you,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Credit to [Severino].
He battled for five innings and we made it tough on them and grinded our way back in that game”. The Yankees now travel to Toronto to face the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have one of the most talented teams in the MLB and the Blue Jays and Yankees matchup will draw lots of attention.
The Blue Jays own a 15-8 record after the opening 23 games of the season. “They’re a really good team off to a good start,” Boone said of the Blue Jays. “They’re a team I’m sure we’re gonna have to battle all year if we want to get to where we want to go”.