Aaron Judge doesn’t want to be in the Home Run Derby again. Maybe he doesn’t need to, since he can turn any game into his own personal Home Run Derby. Take tonight’s game against the Rangers, for instance:
That’s No. 13 on the year for Judge along with his 37th and 38th RBI. The dinger had a projected distance of 471 feet, according to Statcast.
The two clubs combined to mash eight homers on Tuesday. They’ve hit six combined through five innings tonight.
As Bill wrote last night, Robinson Canó — bashed for his lack of hustle just a few days ago — busted it out of the box last night and strained his hamstring. That has now landed him on the injured list. Adeiny Hechavarria took over at second base after Cano’s last night and is starting there in today’s game versus the Nationals. No timetable has been given for Canó, but one usually misses at least a couple of weeks with hamstring pulls, sometimes longer.
Also going on the shelf for the Mets is Jeff McNeil, who hurt his hamstring on Tuesday. J.D. Davis will cover for him until he comes back. Michael Conforto is the next regular outfielder who should return to the fold. He has still not been given an offical comeback date after hitting the injured list with a concussion, but it was reported yesterday that he has been symptom free for a few days, which is a good sign.