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Gleyber Torres continues to make an impact for the New York Yankees, now he’s making an impact in the Subway Series.
There’s nothing like hearing New York Yankees radio play-by-play announcer John Sterling say “This is Gleyber Day” when Gleyber Torres homers.
Well, John, it was Gleyber Day again for the Yankees as the 21-year-old belted his 11th home run of the season the seats in left at Citi Field, with the Yankees down 3-0.
Now with AL Rookie of the Year favorite Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list, Torres has a chance to become the new favorite for the award. Should he continue to hit at the pace he is hitting now, that really should not be a problem.
Torres now has the batting average up to .305 to go along with all of the home runs. The thought was that the average would be there for him. What is surprising though is the pop he has shown with the bat. He ranks second in all of baseball for home runs by a rookie, four shy of Christian Villanueva of the San Diego Padres. The difference is that Villanueva has played in 15 more games than Torres.
If there was any thought of trading Torres for a premier pitcher, Torres’ play is changing it. He has become someone who you cannot take out of the lineup simply because of how important he has become. The Yankees were 11-9 prior to his call-up, since then the club when on to go 30-9. Talk about a spark.
The Yankees and Mets are currently tied in the top of the sixth inning, could Torres spark them into coming all the way back?