Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge Sets MLB Record…For Most Consecutive Games with a Strikeout (Video)
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge made a bit of history in the Queens on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good history.
The rookie sensation set a new MLB record for most consecutive games with a strikeout when he whiffed in the top of the ninth against the Mets. It was the 33rd consecutive game in which Judge struck out at least once, surpassing the previous record of 32 held by Adam Dunn.
The last time Judge did not strike out was prior to the All-Star Game, on July 7 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He came pretty close to not striking out on Wednesday, though. He got through his first four plate appearances without getting punched out, then he got to a full count in his fifth plate appearance before swinging and missing on pitch number six.
Single season record! Aaron Judge preserves his streak. 33 straight games with a strikeout and he waits until 3-and-2 in the 9th! pic.twitter.com/oUhKRp8Ot8
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 17, 2017
Of course, it should be pointed out that while Aaron Judge been fanned in 33 straight games, he does not lead MLB in strikeouts. Judge’s 159 strikeouts are topped by Miguel Sano‘s 164. And his strikeout rate of 31.8% is topped by Joey Gallo‘s 37.3%.
It should also be pointed out that Aaron Judge is still crushing monster home runs. Just look at this 457-foot moonshot he hit before recording his historic strikeout:
— MLB (@MLB) August 17, 2017
Something tells me the Yankees are willing to put up with all the strikeouts as long as Judge keeps hitting dingers.
Hat Tip – [theScore]