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Yankees fans boo struggling Aaron Judge after 4-strikeout game: ‘I’d probably do the same thing’

It’s been a great start for the New York Yankees, but Aaron Judge himself can’t say the same.

The Yankees are 14-7 on the young season and Juan Soto is performing as advertised, but the $360 million man is in a long slump that has fans worried.

Judge, who hit a season-record 62 home runs that year and was named AL MVP in 2022, struck out four in the 10th inning of the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, and his batting average dropped to .179.

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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees reacts after getting struck out in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 20, 2024 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

We’re only 24 games into the season, but Yankees fans are expecting, almost demanding, greatness.

So they decided to boo their beloved Yankees captain.

The judge took the jeers and wore it with grace.

“I’ve heard worse things, and I would probably do the same thing in their situation.” he admitted after the golden sombrero.

It looked like Judge was going to break out earlier this week. He hit a game-winning two-run single in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. But it was clearly an outlier.

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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 20, 2024 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Judge is still walking at a steady pace. He is in the 99th percentile in walk rate. He also doesn’t chase bad pitches (91st percentile). However, he has struggled to put the ball into play.

But with more than 130 games remaining, Judge, unlike most Yankees fans, knows that patience is the key.

“It’s still early. The season is long.” He said. “We just missed the field. We’ve got to get the ball in the zone and take advantage of it.”

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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees looks out of the dugout during the bottom of the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, April 20, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

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Judge missed some spring training with core soreness and acknowledged that he missed 42 games with a toe injury last year and may need “ongoing maintenance” for “the rest of his career.” Ta.

This injury occurred during the first season of a nine-year contract that gave him the highest average annual value ($40 million per year) for a position player in the history of the sport.

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