September 23, 2022

1. Aaron Judge almost hit #61 last night

It looked absolutely crushed off the bat, and it’s about as close as you can come to a home run at Yankee Stadium — and imagine if it went over the wall, with a walk-off win over the Red Sox.

2. And he still contributed yesterday, without a home run

Three walks, and a brilliant outfield assist:

And the Yankees won on a walk-off base hit in extras, as they officially clinch a playoff spot.

3. Inside the world of the Aaron Judge record anticipation

With tonight’s game set to air on Apple TV instead of the regular channels, the attorney general for the state of New York is even getting involved.

Some more headlines and news about everything surrounding the event, one that’s all the more tricky because no one knows if or when it’ll happen.

4. The Guardians essentially won the AL Central last night

It was all but official after taking four of five games from the Twins over the weekend, but now they’ve swept the White Sox and it’s done done.

And then they celebrate their sweep as cops and inmates:

5. Related: Ozzie Guillen has the quote of the day

On the Guardians being in Chicago: “Be careful with your girlfriends because they might have a couple drinks with them tonight.”

6. The pitching performance of the day: Kyle Bradish

The Orioles might just be the team to watch next year.

7. The other great pitching performance of the day: Zac Gallen

8. Hayden Wesneski threw an immaculate inning last night

I’m even a Cubs fan and this is the first time I’m hearing his name.

9. The awkward home run trot of the year

When you think it’s way gone, and it’s not — and you keep going.

10. Mookie Betts hit a walk-off single for the Dodgers’ 104th win

11. Barry Bonds wants Aaron Judge to join the Giants

12. And lastly, the awful call of the day

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