–The big story out of Monday’s game was the Judge “controversy” and all eyes were on him and if there were any responses. In his first at-bat, Judge was showered with boos by the Toronto crowd — a common theme for the evening — before grounding out on the first pitch he saw. In his second at-bat, Judge struck out swinging on a 3-2 splitter from Kevin Gausman.
In his third at-bat, Judge struck out looking on a fastball that caught the corner with a man on third. In his fourth at-bat, Judge cleared the restaurant in dead center for a 448-foot home run and give the Yankees a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning. That was Judge’s 31st home run of his career against Toronto, tying Jorge Posada for most by a Yankee against the Blue Jays. He would strike out in his final at-bat to end his night 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
-Following Judge’s second at-bat, the Blue Jays dugout started yelling at third-base coach Luis Rojas that he needs to stay in the coaching box. This led to an on-the-field delay where the umpires started talking to Rojas and Aaron Boone came out to see what was going on.
In the fourth inning, Boone would tell the umpires to make sure the Blue Jays’ third-base coach was in the box as he was clearly out of it.
-The Yankees offense would get the scoring going in the third inning after an Isiah Kiner-Falefa leadoff walk and a Jose Trevino long single — Daulton Varsho played the potential double perfectly off the left-field wall. Gleyber Torres drove in IKF with a single on a 3-2 fastball to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Torres has now reached base in 12 straight games. After a Judge strikeout, and a passed ball that moved the runners up. Harrison Bader grounded out to score Trevino and put the Yankees up 2-0. Torres would be thrown out trying to advance to third on the throw home.
-German was perfect in his start to this game, getting the first nine Blue Jays batters out with relative ease. Coming out for the fourth inning, German had a substance check and was deemed to have something foreign on…