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New York Yankees stud prospect Gleyber Torres has been nothing short of spectacular since his recall, that continued Saturday night in Kansas City.
After the Royals tied the game against ace Luis Severino in the third inning, Torres avenged his poor night Friday with a three-run bomb to left. The home run went 407 feet and over the left field bullpen giving the Yankees the lead for the second time of the night.
The home run was Torres’ fourth home run in his short career. On top of the four home runs, he’s also driven in 15 RBI. He has continued to show that he can handle the pressure of being a 21-year-old stud second baseman for the New York Yankees.
It’s nice to see Torres back out there coming up with big hits after having a really tough day defensively Friday. Torres had a fly ball come out of his glove with one out and a runner on first and third. That allowed the go-ahead run to score and put the Yankees down early. Later in the game with the bases loaded, a Torres error allowed the Royals to get another run and build on their lead.
Outside of Friday, there really hasn’t been any flaws that you can point out about Torres’ game. He had the clutch game-tying hit against the Houston Astros earlier this month. Following that clutch performance, he would hit a walk-off three-run home run against the Cleveland Indians to give the Yankees a series sweep.
Most of us really did not know what type of hitter to expect when the Yankees recalled Torres on April 21. He’s shown us signs of power to go along with him being an all-around solid hitter. The scary part is that he’s only going to get better.
The Yankees lead the Royals 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.