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Sunday, October 1, 2017 Judge powers NY, but AL East title chase ends

Aaron Judge eclipsed Babe Ruth’s 96-year-old record for the most roundtrippers hit at home by a Yankees player, and CC Sabathia walked off to a standing ovation on Saturday at Yankee Stadium as New York defeated the Blue Jays, 2-1, in its penultimate game of the regular season.

Judge’s 484-foot blast, according to Statcast™, off Marcus Stroman was his American League-leading 52nd homer and the rookie’s 33rd in the Bronx this season. Ruth hit 32 home runs just across the Harlem River in 1921, when the Yankees still called the Polo Grounds home.

“It’s incredible. I’ve never played for a team like this,” Judge said. “Everyone gets along. We’re always competing. We’re always having fun. That’s what championship teams are made of, so I’m excited for what’s going to happen here in the postseason.”

Making what could be his final regular-season start in pinstripes, Sabathia started in place of Jaime Garcia and blanked Toronto on four hits over 5 2/3 stellar innings, but the Red Sox defeated the Astros at Fenway Park to clinch their second straight AL East title.

What a home run by Judge!

Oh well, now I sort of really need either the Yankees to lose tomorrow or the Red Sox to win, just so that Tampa Bay game won’t stick in the craw so much. smile

Man, this Tuesday loss is going to hurt so bad. Severino against a whole lineup of lefties? Could be worrisome…

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It’s the Devers HR that kills me.

91 wins. What an achievement. It was a fun season no matter what.

The blown save in Baltimore hurts too.

The one-run and extra-inning records, not to mention memory, tell us that there will be a ton of games that will hurt as if they could easily have given NYA the season - and that it’s actually true.

Notwithstanding that, [2], without a doubt.

This has been the most fun regular season to watch since 1998.

Fun season, let’s get through this one game so we can complain about not lining up severino with kluber.

The game where the Yankees took a late lead against the townies and then the pen gave it all back and some; the game out West where the Yankees took a few late leads and each time the pen gave it right back, I think that was the game Gallegos had two out no one on and pop up fell just out of reach,  let’s face it having such a terrible record in one run games did us in. And Bird’s stupid ankle and his specialists.

Anthony Swarzak thought he was still pitching for the Yankees.

A HR explosion on Tuesday by the NYY offense wouldn’t suck.

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