By Sam Bush
Aaron Judge put a fine point on the Yankees 4-2 victory over the Mets:
“We got a special group of individuals that are mentally tough enough to kind of bounce back after a couple of tough series and know, hey, it’s a long season and we haven’t been playing the type of ball we want to,” Judge said after his major league-leading 47th home run sparked them to Monday night’s 4-2 win over the Mets.
“It’s time to get back to what we do.”
The Yankees, in a historic skid with 14 losses in 18 games coming into this matchup in the Bronx, built a 3-0 lead on DJ LeMahieu’s first-inning sacrifice fly, Judge’s third-inning home run off Scherzer (9-3) and fifth-inning doubles by Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi, who added an RBI single in the seventh.
They withstood a botched popup by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera and gained back-to-back wins for the first time since July 29-30, ensuring they ended a streak of six straight series losses, their worst since 1995.