Judge is two games shy of the single-season record for consecutive games with a strikeout for any player - 35, set by Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman in 1971.
On Wednesday, during the ninth inning, Judge struck out against Erik Goeddel a reliever for the New York Mets. It was his first strikeout of the game. He's tied the major league record for consecutive games with a strikeout and generally looks out of sorts at the plate.
The dubious record was previously held by Adam Dunn when he struck out 32 games in a row in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He facetiously thanked the media for telling him.
Judge was 2-for-5 on the night, including a 457-foot no-doubt home run into the upper reaches of Citi Field.
If you had been asked this time last month, this is the last record you would have expected Aaron Judge to break this season.
Despite the strikeout record, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had good things to say about Judge's progress at the plate, according to Bleacher Report. He has a palatable.346 on-base percentage despite a.185 batting average since the All-Star Break, and seven of his 20 second-half hits have been glorious homers. He has 18 multi-strikeout games in that span.