The New York Yankees are riding high after their sweep in the Bronx, all thanks to the hero Gleyber Torres. In his trip to the clubhouse, he was treated as such.
Down 4-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning? No big deal for this season’s New York Yankees. Down one run with two on and a 3-2 count? No big deal for Gleyber Torres.
Torres crushed a walk-off three-run blast to complete the comeback so the Yankees could sweep the Cleveland Indians in the middle of what might be the toughest stretch of the season.
GLEYBER. TORRES. WALK OFF THREE RUN HOMER! pic.twitter.com/LQ4OE8AQaX
— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) May 6, 2018
Torres has already made a huge impression in the Bronx and his stock rose even higher after this afternoon’s game-winning shot. While the Yankees celebrated on the field, Torres also got a hero’s welcome in the clubhouse after his on-field interviews.
Cheerleader and MVP Didi Gregorius took to Instagram to commemorate the moment, one that Torres will likely never forget. Torres entered the clubhouse to the entire team chanting and jumping up and down, just like Torres did after Gary Sanchez clubbed that home run in Houston.
If you are a Yankees fans and you say this team’s energy is not contagious, you are completely wrong. While the Yankees don’t have Todd Frazier anymore, it seems like the team chemistry has potentially gotten even better.
Torres deserves all this recognition and even more, seeing as how his home run was not only a game-winner but historic. Torres is the youngest Yankees player to hit a walk-off home run at 21 years, 144 days old, according to Katie Sharp. That record was held by Mickey Mantle and stood for 65 years.
This is Torres’ second home run of his first big league season, both of which came in this series against the Indians. If this is Torres getting warm, I can’t wait to see what he looks like when he gets hot.
There’s plenty more where that came from and it seems like Torres likes the hero’s welcome. Get used to it, my friend.