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Judge keeps climbing list with big blast

Aaron Judge has about six weeks left to keep pursuing the record for most home runs by a rookie. His Wednesday night shot to center field at Citi Field was measured at 457 feet, equaling his second-longest HR of the season.

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Despite HR, Judge sets dubious strikeout mark

Aaron Judge may have launched a moon shot in Wednesday's win over the Mets, but the Yankees slugger also struck out for the 33rd straight game -- an MLB record for most consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player.

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Judge sets strikeout record for position players (0:16)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

What angered Mets P Paul Sewald so much as he came off the field as the top of the 7th ended? Sewald was likely upset because home plate ump Chad Whitson missed a call on a 3-2 pitch to Aaron Hicks that would have been the 2nd out of the inning. The pitch (labeled "6") had a strike probability of 100%. Had Sewald gotten the call, Aaron Judge's pop out would have ended the inning. Instead, Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead 2-run double.

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Gregorius' two-run double breaks the tie (0:35)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Aaron Judge's mammoth home run was his 37th of the season. That ties Albert Pujols (2001 Cardinals) for 3rd-most by a rookie in a season. Judge trails Mark McGwire (49, 1987 Athletics) and Frank Robinson (38, 1956 Reds).

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Well that was just a ridiculous home run by Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. It went to Connecticut. He's not having a great second half in terms of making contact because pitchers are treating him different. And he was always going to swing and miss. But he should be among the top power bats for years. Second round on fantasy next year might be aggressive but it's 40-homers a year.

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Judge hits one so far Cespedes doesn't move (0:29)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After hitting his 37th home run of the season, a 457-ft monster shot off Robert Gsellman, Aaron Judge talks about his adjustments with Yankees assistant hitting coach Marcus Thames.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey continued his rehab stint in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Harvey went 3 scoreless innings against Aberdeen of the Class-A New York Penn League. Harvey struck out the side on 10 pitches in the 3rd inning.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning for his scheduled arraignment on a misdemeanor assault charge, but there was a delay because prosecutors weren't ready to file paperwork, according to reports. No new court date was set. Mauldin is accused of punching a 22-year-old Queens man in the face during a nightclub confrontation on April 2. After court in the morning, Mauldin returned to the Jets and practiced.

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Best Training Camp Catches 2017 (1:45)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

The injury bug continues to bite the Mets, who made both Wilmer Flores and José Reyes late scratches with left rib cage injuries. The resultant lineup moves led to Travis d'Arnaud making his first career start at third base.

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Mets enjoying the long ball this season

Entering Wednesday, New York has tallied 178 total home runs. Led by the since-traded Jay Bruce (29) and Michael Conforto (26) the Mets are on pace to set the franchise record at 246.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DL Leonard Williams said the events of Charlottesville, and the aftermath, haven't come up in locker-room discussions. He shares a few thoughts on the issue.

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Bats slowing down in the Bronx

After a strong start to the season, Aaron Judge & Co. have seen their batting averages plummet. The Yankees have dropped to a .248 BA as a team since the All-Star break, compared to their .264 mark beforehand.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Updating the Jets' QB competition: Presumptive starter Josh McCown got the bulk of the reps in practice. It was a solid day for McCown (37 reps), who completed 18 of 28 passes, with two touchdowns. He threw an interception on the final play of practice (Marcus Maye), a desperation throw with time running out. Christian Hackenberg (28 reps) was 10-for-19, with a touchdown and an interception. Bryce Petty (13 reps) was 7-for-11, with a touchdown. Bottom line: Not a whole lot has changed. We're almost three weeks into camp, and it's still McCown's job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets play of the day: Enjoying his best day of training camp, WR Robby Anderson made a leaping, one-handed grab on a deep sideline pass by Bryce Petty. Later, Anderson scored twice in a red-zone period. Clearly, he's their No. 1 receiver, and it's not even close. Early in practice, Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall had bad drops. Marshall's drop came on a perfectly thrown deep ball by Christian Hackenberg. This receiving group is young and inconsistent.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: RB Matt Forte remained out of team drills, nursing a hamstring injury. Don't expect him to play Saturday night against the Lions. RB Bilal Powell practiced fully for the second straight day after a neck injury, and was more involved in the offense. WR Marquess Wilson (hip) sat out for the second straight day.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR/PR Lucky Whitehead will have surgery to repair his broken foot, per Todd Bowles. No word on the timetable, he said, but it doesn't appear to be a season-ending injury.

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