Aaron Judge had a difficult couple of games on Monday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, in which he went on a 0-9 slump, where he was struck out 8 times; an all-time record on doubleheaders.
However, this Thursday game against the Toronto Blue Jays seemed like the perfect opportunity for Judge to redeem himself and get out of that slump and recover his self-confidence; but it looked like Aaron Boone had other things in mind.
Judge appeared on the bench during the game against the Canadians, and manager Aaron Boone explained the reasons why the slugger was sidelined to the New York Post, and the skipper said that the decision has nothing to do with Judge's poor performances against the Tigers.
I talked to him about this before we went on the road trip, the stretch of games we are in and the doubleheader. We rode him in the doubleheader. I felt [Tuesday], we got in late, on the turf and we leaned on him a lot. I think I gave him one day off and he came into the game that day
The only day during this season that Judge appeared on the bench apart from this, was on April 30th, when he ended up entering the game as a designated hitter.