Barry Bonds Says Aaron Judge’s Circuit Drop Is Normal

Barry Bonds can tell the pressure is on for Aaron Judge.

The controversial Giants legend joined ESPN’s ‘Kay-Rod Cast’ during Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game and discussed the judge’s quest to hit 61 (or more) homers to tie (or exceed) the score of the American League and the Roger Maris franchise.

« Trying to get to that 61 is the hardest part, » said Bonds, who holds the MLB home run record at 73. « Trying to get to that one. Once he gets there, he’ll hit some probably five or six in a row after that.

New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge reacts after walking against the Boston Red Sox.
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« But trying to get there is the hardest part, that 61 is going to be the hardest. It’s a big moment on 61. »

Bonds hit his 73 home runs in 2001, but the feat is controversial due to the seven-time MVP’s alleged use of steroids.

Barry Bonds spoke on Sunday's Kay-Rod show.
Barry Bonds spoke on Sunday’s Kay-Rod show.

Judge, who doubled and walked, was denied a third at bat Sunday when the game was called off due to rain in the top of the seventh inning, giving the Yankees a 2-0 victory. Sunday’s game against the Red Sox is Judge’s fifth straight game without a homer. He hit his 60th on September 20 against the Pirates.


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