Aaron Judge Jul 30, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It was a terrific game for New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge on Friday night, hitting two home runs as well as a fantastic home run robbery against the Kansas City Royals to help propel them to an 11-5 victory.

A game like that is hard to top, but Judge has certainly done his best to do so on Saturday, hitting his league-leading 42nd home run in the bottom of the second inning off Royals starting pitcher Jonathan Heasley.

On top of being likely the best hitter in baseball, he has certainly been the hottest hitter in baseball, with this home run making it the 12th homer in the last 14 games.

With the second-inning blast, Judge has cemented himself in Yankees team history forever, breaking Babe Ruth’s team record for the most home runs before the month of August.

He only sits behind Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire for the most home runs before August in the history of MLB before August.

We haven’t seen a player hit home runs at this pace in quite some time, with many thinking that he has a real shot to break the single-season record for home runs in a year held by Bonds.

Although it is certainly impressive what Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani does as a pitcher and an outfielder, Judge is making it very clear that he is the runaway MVP in the American League unless he has a catastrophic meltdown down the stretch of the season.

Judge is currently on a one-year $19 million contract with the Yankees, but there has been wide speculation about his desire to stay in New York after turning down a seven-year $213.5 million contract offer before the season.

Judge’s price will only be higher after this terrific season, and the Yankees will need to open their checkbook if they want to keep him for years to come.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.