Houston — It's no wonder Aaron Judge starts the All-Star game — and now it's official.
The judge was the top voter in the American League throughout the first phase of voting, so it automatically becomes the starting point. Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr., the top voter in the National League, will also be a starting member of the NL.
The second phase of the vote will begin on Tuesday, with Jose Trevino and Giancarlo Stanton making the finalists in addition to the judge. The All-Star Game will take place on July 19th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Judges entered Thursday with a MLB Best 29 home run and were already tied to Mickey Mantle on a fourth home run before the All-Stars were defeated in franchise history. Roger Maris had 33 in the record season of 1961, while Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Judge (2017) had 30.
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Aaron Boone said Aroldis Chapman will be activated on Friday in time for the opening round of the series in Cleveland.
Chapman has been on the sidelineswith left Achilles tendonitissince May 24th.
Boone added that he would try to "choose a spot to take him to a place where he could succeed."
It can be "everywhere from high leverage to medium leverage, low leverage, and accepting and moving him."
Most importantly, the Yankees want him to continue giving birth and get the rhythm, but Boone may not be able to choose the best place for Chapman's return. Also admitted.
"Sometimes you can't make that choice," Boone said. "I wouldn't hesitate to accept him if there is part of the lineup that he thinks he can succeed in a certain situation."
And Boone says if Chapman regains his shape. He added that whenever he pitches, he will be fine.
"The problem with [Chapman] is that if he gives birth and throws a strike, he will soon be dynamic. If he is right, he can rule. You can. "
For the match on Thursday, Each of Stanton's last six hits — and eight of his last ten hits — was a home run.
This is part of a strange stretch with Stanton 57-6 and 12 strikeouts.
"It's interesting because I didn't have a lot of hits, but they were all homers," Stanton said. "Overall, it's not a great hitter, but at least not all are singles."
Stanton also started on Thursday with a left fielder, with Joey Gallo as a right fielder.
Boon points out that the left fielder is smaller than the right fielder at Minute Maid Park, and Stanton could have the left fielder smaller than the right fielder in the next series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He said he was highly sexual.