"Just physically, they're a little beat up -- just like everyone else," manager Joe Girardi said. "But I chose to give those two guys the day today."
Judge and Castro needed the rest, even if their bats would be missed. Judge entered the day hitting .317 with a Major League-best 13 home runs and an American League-best 28 RBIs. Castro entered the day hitting an AL-best .355 with six home runs and 21 RBIs.
"Judgie ran into the wall, fell into the stands," Girardi said, referring to an acrobatic catch at Fenway Park two weeks ago. "Castro plays hard. He took the ball off his finger a week ago. Their legs are tired, and they're kind of beat up."
Judge is particularly beat up. He's been icing his knees after games.
"Part of that is that Boston fall," Girardi said. "We've had to deal with that. He's handled it well. Part of it is him diving. He's dove after a lot of fly balls. He's got enough strawberries to last for a couple of months."
"The physical nature of the game for the guys, you worry about them for the next couple of days," Girardi said.
Girardi, who got to bed at 6 a.m. ET, was operating on five hours' sleep.
"It's part of the schedule," Girardi said.
Bullpen help arrives
Girardi said that for Monday's game, he was not counting on having right-handers Adam Warren and Jonathan Holder or left-handers Chasen Shreve and Aroldis Chapman, who all pitched in Sunday night's win.
The Yankees made a roster move Monday afternoon, calling up righty Chad Green from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioning infielder Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A. Green was 2-1 with a 4.73 ERA in five Triple-A starts.