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New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres’ massive shot gives Bombers a lead (Video)

Gleyber Torres has already hit a home run and a double today; why not add a go-ahead shot for the New York Yankees shortstop?

Allison Case

This morning, New York Yankees podcast R2C2 released an episode featuring Gleyber Torres as a special guest.

Then he made himself at home at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when he launched a three-run blast to give the New York Yankees a 5-4 lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Have a freaking day, Gleyber!

Torres’ afternoon started out with a solo shot in the top of the third inning, followed by a double down the right-field line to lead off the top of the fifth.

But his biggest hit came with the Yankees and their backs against the wall in the top of the sixth inning. With two outs and Greg Bird and DJ LeMahieu sitting on the base paths, Gleyber took a high 0-2 fastball deep into the seats in left for the three-run blast.

While Gary Sanchez‘s home run earlier in the inning was impressive, this was far more important. The home run woke up the Yankees bench and gave them a reason to celebrate. No, not only because they finally had a lead. It was because they finally came through with runners in scoring position and looked like the Yankees of old.

A relatively unnoticed part of the entire series is the reaction of the Orioles as the ball connected with Torres’ bat. Catcher Jesus Sucre turned around in absolute disgust while Mike Wright watched in horror with defeated body language.

The reason this is so entertaining? Because for the first time in what feels like forever, the Yankees finally get to see another team be miserable because of their offense instead of their own fans.

It’s Gleyber Day in Baltimore and the game is far from over for the Bombers.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.