Aaron Judge Home Run: Yankees-Red Sox, Live Stream, TV Channel HR 61 continued

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Aaron Judge continues to make home-run history when the Yankees host the Red Sox on Thursday night. Judge hit three home runs in two games on Sunday and Tuesday — the Yankees on Monday — to move to 60 on the season. His next blast, no. 61, tying him with Roger Maris for the American League and Yankees single-season all-time record.

Judge no. 60 in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and a homer to left-center field against Pittsburgh reliever Will Crow sparked a wild Yankees comeback. Judge is now one of six players in MLB with a 60-homer season, and he’s tied with Babe Ruth for the eighth-most in a single season. Judge played well on Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with two doubles while scoring two runs, though he didn’t hit the long ball. He came to the plate for his fifth attempt at a home run in the eighth inning of the blowout win, but walked on four pitches.

Can Judge move up the leaderboard Thursday night and catch Roger Morris? Here’s what you need to know about the game.

Yankees vs. Red Sox streaming information

Time: 7:15 pm ET | Date: Thursday, Sep. 22
Place: Yankee Stadium, New York
Television frequency: Fox
Live stream, fuboTV (Try it for free), MLB.tv

Special game , New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

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MLB home run leaderboards

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

Most Single-Season Home Runs, MLB
1. Barry Bonds, 73, 2001
2. Mark McGuire, 70, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 66, 1998
4. Mark McGuire, 65, 1999
5. Sammy Sosa, 64, 2001
6. Sammy Sosa, 63, 1999
7. Roger Morris, 61, 1961
T8. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T8. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927

Most single-season home runs, American League
1. Roger Morris, 61, 1961
T2. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T2. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927
T4. Hank Greenberg, 58, 1938
T4. Jimmy Fox, 58, 1932
6. Alex Rodriguez, 57, 2002

Scouting report

The Red Sox are sending veteran right-hander Michael Wacha to the mound to start Thursday. Wacha, 31, is in the midst of a career renaissance. After seven years with the Cardinals, from 2013-19, he endured difficult seasons with the Mets and Rays before signing with the Red Sox through 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 huge strikeout guy, so chances are very good that Judge will put the ball in play multiple times.

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

Although excellent at home (1.72 ERA at Fenway Park), Wacha hasn’t been bad on the road, pitching to a 3.36 ERA with six home runs allowed in 61 2/3 road innings. He threw seven scoreless innings against the Yankees this year in their previous matchup, though that came at Fenway. He actually had a big hit at Yankee Stadium last season (0.71 ERA in 12 2/3 innings).

Now for the big takeaway, something that will definitely be highlighted with great effort in broadcasting: Judge is 0 for 14 with nine strikeouts in his career against Wacha.

It’s not a predictive statistic, it’s still a small sample, but sometimes head-to-head data can be an indicator of a matchup’s fit for a pitcher or hitter. Sure, we can throw out three at-bats from 2017, but the other 11 are from last year or this year.

Also, Wacha is averaging 5 2/3 innings per start, so the Red Sox bullpen will count at some point. Judge has some hits against notable members of the bullpen such as Matt Barnes (2 for 7, HR), Ryan Brazier (3 for 7, HR) and Caleb Art (1 for 2, HR).

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