​Just a mid-week breather for the Yankees' superstar.


And a wise one, at that.

​Joe Girardi and his New York Yankees club dropped a tough and dull game on Tuesday night to the pesky Tampa Bay Rays, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of southpaw Blake Snell and a bullpen cavalcade. Unfortunately for the Bombers, the Red Sox took care of the Oakland A's and gained a crucial game on their bitter rivals, extending the division lead to four games.

​The Yankees are doing everything in their power to keep up with the pacing Red Sox, but they'll be doing so without standout slugger Aaron Judge on Wednesday afternoon. He'll get a breather against Rays' ace Chris Archer.

​​Judge has picked it up a bit since a dreadful month of August production-wise, but his strikeout rate is still incredibly high. The 25-year-old outfielder is just 1-for-9 against Archer with five punch outs.

​When Judge does get a hold of one, however, it's a sight to see.

​​Yankees' lefty Jaime Garcia will do battle with Archer for a 1:10 PM start at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, as the Rays' home park continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.