Remember way back in Might additionally, when Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres recorded his fourth multi-homer sport against the Orioles of simply this season? Remember how Torres became simply the fourth participant in MLB ancient previous to sage four multi-homer games against one workers in a single season? Remember how O’s broadcaster Gary Thorne turned into driven to the uttermost depths of despair that day?
My mates, the onslaught continues. The Yankees and Orioles played a day-night time doubleheader Monday in Current York, which clearly meant that Torres turned into salivating admire a hungry lion creeping up on an exhausted and helpless toddler antelope, on my own on the Serengeti. Orioles pitchers, helpless under even the perfect of circumstances, maintain been simply completely doomed.
Torres socked a three-toddle jack within the day sport, which the Yankees won 8–5. Since on the total any moderately healthy toddler can enact that at the 2d, Torres wished a more spectacular exhibiting within the night time sport to fully reassert his dominance. He obtained it, knocking in six runs and registering his fifth multi-homer sport of the season simply against the Orioles, in an 11–8 Yankees victory:
Torres has now hit 13 dwelling runs against the Orioles this season, putting him in a five-way tie with some heavy hitters—Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, legendary sluggers Joe Adcock and Roger Maris*, and 1952 NL MVP and dwelling toddle champion Hank Sauer—for the 2d-most ever hit against a single opponent in MLB ancient previous. Lou Gehrig, with 14 against the Cleveland in 1936, is inside of hanging distance. The Yankees wrap up their season sequence with the Orioles the next day and Wednesday; at the rate Torres is going, he can maintain to tranquil originate not maintain any effort whatsoever catching and surpassing the all-time designate. Hell, he may maybe salvage to 20.
If Torres gets the sage, Thorne may maybe not survive. Monday’s fireworks as soon as all but again drove him to the brink of madness, particularly when Yankees counterpart Paul O’Neill bum-rushed the O’s broadcast sales status to brag over Torres’s dominance:
A corpulent half of Torres’s 26 dingers on the season maintain attain against the Orioles. Here’s violence! Assault and battery! O’Neill is fortunate Thorne didn’t chunk his hand off.