Aaron Judge thinks Yankees will ‘crush’ home run record

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Aaron Judge (Getty Images)

Aaron Judge has high expectations for the Yankees.

New York set an MLB record by blasting 267 home runs in 2018. Judge, the fourth-year Yankees star, thinks the team will hit even more this season.

“With this whole team healthy, we’re going to crush the record that we set last year,” Judge said, via Newsday. “We’ve got a good team, a lot of guys that can make a lot of solid contact, a lot of big boys who can make solid contact and make it go. We’re a team that’s primed and ready to do that.”

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who belted two home runs in the Yankees spring training game Sunday, said he agreed with Judge.

“We’re going to hit more this year,” Gardner said. “I expect us to have a better offense and score more runs.”

Judge, a two-time All-Star, slashed .278/.392/.528 in 112 games in 2018. He tallied 27 home runs and 67 RBIs.