GDB 42.0: Will the Aaron Judge controversy carry into game two between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays?
By Zach Laing22 days ago
As the baseball world continues to try and decipher whether or not Aaron Jude and the New York Yankees were cheating Monday night or if the Jays were just sucking, the two teams will meet again Tuesday.
For those new to the ordeal, Judge hit hit second home run off the Jays in the eighth inning. As pointed out by the Jays broadcast duo Dan Shulman and Buck Martinez, you could see Judge looking towards the Yankees dugout seconds before mashing a 462-foot home run off a hanging slider.
Suspicious? Sure. Cheating? I’d be surprised.
Tonight’s rematch should be nothing short of entertaining again. Do the Jays try and send a message by throwing inside on Judge? Maybe they try and hit him? Do they just let it slide and accept the fact that Jay Jackson threw five sliders in a row to Judge before the sixth left the park? Likely.
Nonetheless, it’s bump day for Kevin Gausman, who has been hands down the Jays’ best starter this season. He’s going up against Domingo Germán on the other side.
First pitch: 7:07 p.m. EST
Toronto Blue Jays: 24-17, 6.5 GB, +1.0 WCGB. +19 DIFF.
New York Yankees: 24-19, 7.5 GB, – WCGB. +19 DIFF.
Moneyline: TOR -182; NYY +152.
TOR: Kevin Gausman RHP — 2-3, 3.38 ERA, 2.31 FIP, 1.104 WHIP, 12.6 K/9, 0.6 WAR.
NYY: Domingo Germán RHP — 2-3, 4.00 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 0.956 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 0.6 WAR.
- G Springer (R) DH
- B Bichette (R) SS
- V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
- D Varsho (L) LF
- M Chapman (R) 3B
- W Merrifield (R) 2B
- D Jansen (R) C
- C Biggio (L) RF
- K Kiermaier (L) CF
- G Torres (R) 2B
- A Judge (R) DH
- H Bader (R) CF
- D LeMahieu (R) 1B
- J Bauers (L) LF
- A Volpe (R) SS
- O Cabrera (S) RF
- I Kiner-Falefa (R) 3B
- J Trevino (R) C
Need to bide the time until first pitch?
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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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