Judge, Pujols off Monday as they chase milestones

September 19, 2022 GMT
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)

A look at Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals as they approach major home run milestones:

AARON JUDGE

Season HR Total: 59

Monday’s Game: The Yankees were off Monday.

Tuesday’s Matchup: The Yankees host the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Current HR Pace: Judge is on pace to hit 65.5 home runs this season.

Next HR: Judge’s next home run would tie him with Babe Ruth for eighth on the single-season list. Ruth hit 60 in 1927.

ALBERT PUJOLS

Career HR Total: 698

Monday’s Game: The Cardinals were off Monday.

Tuesday’s Matchup: The Cardinals play at San Diego.

Current HR Pace: Pujols is on pace to hit 20.8 home runs this season, so he’s on pace for a career total of 699.8.

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