What do 'MVP' chants on the road mean to Aaron Judge? 'Nothing, it's May'


Aaron Judge heard loud “MVP” chants after the Yankees finished off a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Tuesday night, but he wasn’t paying any mind to the high praise he was receiving on the road in Baltimore, where he had just smashed two home runs and finished off the third four-hit night of his career.

“Nothing,” Judge said when asked what those chants meant to him. “It’s May. We’ve got a lot of work to do. I like that we’re in first place and we continue to roll. Let’s just keep playing our game.”

Judge certainly is making an early MVP case for himself, leading the league now in home runs with 14 while batting .315 with a 1.076 OPS. He is certainly making the case for more additions to his trophy case, and more zeroes at the end of his incoming payday once he hits free agency this winter, but more importantly to Judge, the red-hot Yankees are adding more cushion atop the AL East standings.

“Nobody is trying to do too much,” Judge said. “Guys stringing along quality at-bat after quality at-bat, and when you have a pitching staff like we do, it makes it easy for us.”

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