Despite Hitting Home Run, Judge Sets Longest Game Streak for Strikeouts

Arnold Nichols
August 18, 2017

The New York Yankees were playing in the Subway Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Wednesday when Aaron Judge set a record for most consecutive games with strikeouts in major league baseball.

Facing Mets reliever Erik Goeddel with one out and nobody on, Judge worked the count full, then got a fastball right down the middle and low. It was his 33rd straight game with a K, which broke the previous record set by Adam Dunn.

Judge, sporting a grin, said he was told prior to the game that he had tied the strikeout record and that he had just been informed by the media at that moment that he had broken the record. Pitchers will strike you out and if you continue to make good swings and swing at correct pitches, good things will eventually happen.

Single season record! Aaron Judge preserves his streak.

It should also be pointed out that Aaron Judge is still crushing monster home runs.

Judge on the season is hitting.291/.420/.614 with 37 home runs, still leading the American League in home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS.

After the game, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius refused to believe the ball only went 457 feet. Judge's 159 strikeouts are topped by Miguel Sano's 164. He has 18 multi-strikeout games in that span.

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