New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is in favor
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of the Bronx Bombers' pursuing Bryce Harper in free agency.In an interview with TMZ Sports on Monday Dwight Gooden Jersey , Judge was firmly behind the idea of adding the superstar slugger to the fold:"Anytime you can add an MVP to a team, it's going to make them better," Judge said.Judge even suggested he would be willing to move out of his right field spot to accommodate Harper: "Wherever he wants to play, wherever he wants to playe'll make it work."The Yankees have not been linked to Harper recently, and Gabe Lacques of USA Today listed the San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox as the four finalists to sign him Monday.If New York did sign Harper, though, it would require some creativity on the part of manager Aaron Boone.Either Judge or Harper could move to left field while Aaron Hicks mans center, Giancarlo Stanton serves as the designated hitter and Brett Gardner settles into a role as an extra outfielder.The Yankees don't need another big bat in their already stacked lineup http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , but Harper would give them the type of lefty power swing that plays perfectly at Yankee Stadium.Judge, Stanton and Harper would form one of the best power-hitting trios in recent memory.Stanton and Judge are two seasons removed from 59- and 52-homer efforts, respectively.Stanton clubbed 38 in his first season as a Yankee, while Judge finished with 27 in just 112 games.Harper hit .249 with 34 home runs and 100 RBI with the Nats last season, but his career high came in his MVP season of 2015 when he hit 42 out of the park.Although it is difficult to envision that the Yankees will pursue Harper given how active they have already been in free agency, he would be a game-changing signing who would aid significantly in closing the gap between New York and the rival Boston Red Sox. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals‘ bullpen earlier this season.The left-hander used that experience to his advantage on Wednesday night.Gomber tossed six shutout innings in his fourth start of the year, Marcell Ozuna homered and the Cardinals won their season-high eighth straight game, 4-2 over the Washington Nationals.The Cardinals, who are 18-9 since the All-Star break, captured their sixth successive series after taking the first three of the four-game set.Gomber gave up three hits Jesus Aguilar Jersey , struck out six and walked four. He wriggled out of a pair of jams while nursing a 1-0 lead.“I think being in the bullpen kind of helped me in these situations,” Gomber said. “Even when the bases get loaded, I never feel any panic. It’s just something that you’ve got to become more comfortable with.”Gomber ended his 99-pitch outing by striking out three successive batters after giving up a leadoff double to Bryce Harper in the sixth.“This guy gets after it,” St. Louis interim manager Mike Shildt said. “He’s not going to back down from anyone.”Gomber (3-0) struck out Michael A. Taylor looking with the bases loaded to end the fourth. He retired Anthony Rendon on a flyball with runners on first and third in the fifth.Daniel Murphy homered in the ninth for Washington, which has lost four in a row and seven of nine to fall below .500 and nine games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The current skid began with a loss to the Cubs on a two-out, walk-off grand slam.“When you’re in a playoff race, we’ve got to score first, we’ve got to score early,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “We can’t squander the opportunities that we get and we’ve been doing that.”Ozuna homered in the second inning, his 14th of the season and his first since July 30 http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , covering 62 plate appearances.Harrison Bader and Yadier Molina added run-scoring hits for St. Louis, which improved to 19-9 since Mike Matheny was fired and replaced by Shildt on July 15.Bud Norris pitched the ninth to pick up his 23rd save in 27 opportunities,St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter extended his on-base streak to 33 games with a walk in the fifth. It’s the longest current streak in the majors. Carpenter left the game in the seventh after he was hit on the hand by a pitch from Matt Grace, but X-rays were negative.Carpenter does not expect to miss any time.“The pain and swelling started to go down a bit,” Carpenter said. “I definitely dodged a bullet there.”Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-3) left in the fifth inning after he fell on his wrist on a play at the plate following a wild pitch. Hellickson gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.Hellickson realizes the Nationals’ chances of making the postseason are dwindling.“We’re going to need a lot of help, that’s for sure,” Hellickson said. “We’ve made it pretty tough on ourselves here.”Bader, who had three hits Travis Shaw Jersey , also made a diving catch of a liner off the bat of Harper in the fourth. Bader scampered home on a wild pitch in the fifth inning for a 2-0 lead.“We’ve known all year that we’re capable of playing this type of baseball,” Bader said. “It’s nice to see it come out in between the white lines. Everything’s rolling together and we’re just going to try and preserve it the best we can.”The Cardinals, who have an NL-best 12-2 mark in August, remain one game behind Philadelphia for the second wild-card spot. They are four games behind Chicago in the NL Central.TRAINER’S ROOMNationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (pinched nerve in neck) threw a simulated game on Wednesday. He threw around 70 pitches and could be ready to return from the disabled list early next week, manager Dave Martinez said.Cardinals: LHP Brett Cecil was activated from the DL on Wednesday. Cecil, who had been sidelined with inflammation in his right foot, pitched four scoreless innings in four appearances with Triple-A Memphis. LHP Tyler Webb was optioned to Memphis.UP NEXTRHP Tanner Roark (7-12, 4.12) will face RHP Luke Weaver (6-10, 4.66) in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday. Roark has won his last four decisions. Weaver is 1-4 with a 5.13 ERA in nine career games against NL East foes.