IT’S GLEYBER DAY FOR THE 4th DAY IN A ROW pic.twitter.com/1Gubf0vlIk
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres continues to destroy the cover off the baseball, this time he made some history while doing it.
With the Yankees and Angels tied at one in the bottom of the seventh inning, Torres would smack a ball over the right-field seats to give the Yanks the lead. It’s the second time in the game that Yankees have led in this one.
The home run in todays game marks the fourth game in a row Torres has hit one into the outfield seats. He also became the youngest player in American League history to hit a home run in four straight games.
The home run marked Torres’ ninth big fly of the year, all nine coming with him hitting in the ninth spot. But what is more impressive is the fact that he’s hitting clutch home runs when they matter most. You can’t forget the walk-off home run against Cleveland.
This week alone Torres has been on a crazy stretch. He’s hit five home runs in four games, numbers we expect to see from his teammates Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Giancarlo Stanton. But Torres is proving early on in his career that he is not just going to be a hitter who hits for average. The power is there now at 21-years-old and it will only get better as he gets older.
One of the storylines entering this game was the rookie of the year battle between Torres and Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani has taken baseball over by storm in April and May. But, now Torres is starting to make a case for consideration early on.
The more Torres continues to produce like this, he might just beat Ohtani out when it’s all said and done.