Aaron Judge on sweeping Red Sox: ‘It’s what we’re supposed to do’
The New York Yankees buried the Boston Red Sox in the AL East by sweeping them in a four-game series that ended on Sunday night, but Aaron Judge does not seem all that excited about it.
Following his team’s 7-4 win over Boston, Judge was asked about sweeping his archrival. He said it was just business as usual for the Yankees.
Aaron Judge on sweeping the Sox: "It's what we're supposed to do, being a first-place team. We just went out there and took care of business. It doesn't matter who we're playing. First place, second place, third place team, we're going to go out there and take care of business."
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 5, 2019
The Red Sox looked like they might actually make things interesting in the AL East when they took three out of four from the Yankees a week ago, but they have now lost eight in a row and are a whopping 14.5 games back in the division. They’re also 6.5 back in the wild card, so Judge and his teammates must feel good about putting the defending champions’ backs against the wall.
The Yankees lost to Boston in the playoffs last year and watched their rival set records en route to a World Series title, and the fans certainly seemed to enjoy the weekend sweep. No matter what Judge says, it had to have felt better than sweeping the Baltimore Orioles would have.