The New York Yankees have done it again, this time with Gleyber Torres walking-off again, this time courtesy of the Yankee Stadium home run.
The New York Yankees win again, their 15th win in the last 16 games. More importantly, they’ve done so in incredible fashion, yet again.
Tied up at four apiece in the bottom of the ninth inning, young Gleyber Torres destroys a singer off Cody Allen for a three-run shot that provided his Bombers with the thrilling 7-4 victory.
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) May 6, 2018
The bomb from the 21-year-old ensures that he’s the youngest Yankee to ever hit a walk-off home run, besting Mickey Mantle by 41 days.
All told the Yanks No. 9 hitter finished 1-4, meaning that clutch at-bat was his only success of the season. As the at-bat unfolded, fans could actually witness the kid adjusting to the situation. All was throwing nothing but sinkers and Torres locked in on the trend.
In addition to Torres’ heroics at the plate, young Domingo German took the ball from manager Aaron Boone and no-hit the Tribe through six innings and 84 pitches. His final historic line for pitchers making their MLB debut consisted of no runs, no hits and just two walks while striking out nine batters.
In fact, the afternoon was dominated by the starters. German and Indians starter Mike Clevenger put up zeros until the eighth inning when Cleveland struck for four against the Bombers pen. The Yankees responded with three in the bottom frame, led by Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge RBI hits.
But it was Neil Walker’s clutch RBI double in the ninth that set up the final Torres moonshot that capped an incredible Bronx day.
New York will now rest on Monday prior to welcoming in the Boston Red Sox for a three-game slate starting at The Stadium on Tuesday night. They’ll bring their 24-10 record into face the AL East-leading Sox 24-9 mark.