Keeping the Judge in the Park
Aaron Judge started the season on a 2 for 15 slump, with five strikeouts and zero home runs.
However, he is now hitting .269 with seven home runs, which is tied for the American League lead. He also has one of the top WARs for hitters in the AL at 1.3.
While discussing keeping the ball in the park, with two lefties pitching for the Yankees in C.C. Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery, Trey Mancini is likely to appear in two games for the Orioles. Mancini has five home runs in his limited plate appearances.
The Baltimore Orioles have allowed the second-fewest home runs in the American League at 17, with the Yankees allowing the fourth-fewest in the AL at 19.
The ability to keep the ball in the park will give the teams an edge as the series progresses this weekend.