It took until his final at-bat, but Aaron Judge set another record during his historic rookie season Wednesday night—just not a great one. New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel got Judge to strike out swinging in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 win over their cross-city rival. It's the 33rd consecutive game Judge has struck out, setting a record for a non-pitcher, per ESPN Stats & Info. Bill Stoneman set the all-time record in 1971 with 35 consecutive games. Judge, the runaway favorite for Rookie of the Year and an AL MVP candidate, began his streak July 8. He's seen his stats take a massive nosedive in nearly every category during the streak, including a .182 batting average in August heading into Wednesday.
Aaron Judge Sets Record for Most Consecutive Games with Strikeout by Non-Pitcher
Bleacher Report | Aug 17