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Aaron Judge Home Runs: How To Watch Yankees-Red Sox, Live Stream, TV Channel Chase For HR No. 61 Continues

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Aaron Judge continues his hunt for homer’s history on Thursday night as the Yankees host the Red Stockings. Judge homered three times in two games on Sunday and Tuesday — the Yankees were off Monday — to move up to 60 on the season. His next blast, number 61, will tie him with Roger Maris for the most in one season’s history in the American League and Yankees.

Judge hit number 60 in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, and the homer to left midfield sparked a wild comeback for the Yankees against the Pittsburgh reliever Will Crowe. Judge is now one of only six players to hit a 60 home run season in MLB and he tied with Babe Ruth for the eighth in one season. Judge played well on Wednesday, although he didn’t hit a long ball, he went 2 for 4 with two doubles and scored two runs. He came in for a fifth try on a homerun in the eighth inning from a blowout, but walked on four pitches.

Can Judge move the standings on Thursday night and catch (and possibly pass) Roger Maris? Here’s what you need to know about the game.

Yankees vs. Red Sox streaming information

Time: 19:15 ET | Date: Thursday 22 Sept.
Place: Yankee Stadium, New York
TV channel: Fox
live stream: fuboTV (try free), MLB.tv

Featured game | New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

MLB Home Run Leaderboards

Judge opens Wednesday’s game tied for eighth on the MLB single-season home run list and tied for second on the American League’s single-season home run list. Look:

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Most home runs in one season, MLB
1. Barry Bonds, 73, 2001
2. Mark McGwire, 70, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 66, 1998
4. Mark McGwire, 65, 1999
5. Sammy Sosa, 64, 2001
6. Sammy Sosa, 63, 1999
7. Roger Maris, 61, 1961
T8. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T8. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927

Most Home Runs in One Season, American League
1. Roger Maris, 61, 1961
T2. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T2. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927
T4. Hank Greenberg, 58, 1938
T4. Jimmie Foxx, 58, 1932
6. Alex Rodriguez, 57, 2002

Scouting report

The Red Sox send an experienced righthander Michael Wacha to the hill to start on Thursday. Wacha, 31, is in the midst of a career renaissance. After seven years at the cardinals2013-19, he endured tough seasons with the Mets and Shine before signing with the Red Sox for 2022. In 20 starts this season, he is 11-1 with a 2.61 ERA (160 ERA+), 1.03 WHIP and 92 strikeouts in 114 innings.

As can be seen from that stat line, Wacha isn’t a man with a lot of strikeouts, so the odds of Judge getting the ball into play multiple times are pretty good.

Wacha has been good at keeping the ball in the yard this season. He gave up 11 home runs, which is 0.9 per nine innings at a league average of 1.1 HR/9.

Though much better at home (1.72 ERA at Fenway Park), Wacha is not bad on the road, having thrown to a 3.36 ERA with six home runs allowed in 61 2/3 road innings. He threw seven scoreless innings this year against the Yankees in their only previous matchup, but that came in Fenway. He even had great success last season at Yankee Stadium (0.71 ERA in 12 2/3 innings).

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Now for the big takeaway, something that will definitely be highlighted on the air with a lot of effort: Judge is 0 for 14 with nine strikeouts in his career against Wacha.

This is not a predictive statistic and it is still a small sample, but sometimes cross data can be an indication that a match-up is right for the pitcher or batter. Sure, we can throw out the three at bats of 2017, but the other 11 were either last year or this year.

Wacha is also averaging about 5 2/3 innings per start, so the Red Sox bullpen will also come into play at some point. Judge has had some success against notable members of the bullpen, such as: Matt Barnes (2 for 7, HR), Ryan Brasier (3 for 7, HR) and Caleb Ort (1 for 2, HR).

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