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Why is Aaron Judge Out of the Lineup Against the Dodgers on Sunday?

On Saturday evening, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made an incredible play in right field against the Dodgers, crashing into and through the bullpen gate. The moment immediately went viral online but also raised the question of whether he’d have any adverse effects from this collision.

On Sunday, he was out of the lineup thanks to an injury to his big toe suffered on that play. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he wanted to give the star outfielder a game off before an off day on Monday to get him two days off that toe while undergoing treatment.

Judge is not expected to go on the injured list.

The Yankees defeated the Dodgers 6-3 on Saturday. That catch in right field, which had an expected batting average of .890, killed what could have been a rally for LA in the 8th inning. Max Muncy had reached first base on a dropped third strike and J.D. Martinez crushed that ball to the right field corner. Had Martinez got on, the tying run at the time would have been on base (it was 5-3) and it would have felt like a ballgame for the Dodgers.

But it wasn’t meant to be.

The Dodgers and Yanks are back at it on Sunday.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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