Aaron Judge reacts to being booed by Yankees fans

Aaron Judge runs

August 23, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (99) runs to first base after hitting a single against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to imagine Yankees fans booing Aaron Judge, but it happened Saturday.

Judge went 0-for-4 with 4 strikeouts in his Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY. Judge swung and missed on 10 pitches, which was the most he has ever whiffed on in a single game during his career.

Some fans booed Judge for his poor performance.

Apparently the judge doesn’t blame them. When Judge was asked about the boos after the game, he defended the fans.

“I’ve heard worse and I would probably do the same in their situation,” Judge told reporters.

The 31-year-old Judge is hitting .179 in 21 games this season. The good news is that Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto have been battling at the top of the lineup to keep the Yankees offense alive.

Judge’s poor start has some wondering if he is still bothered by the toe he injured in a collision at Dodger Stadium last season.