Gleyber Torres
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baltimore Orioles play-by-play man Gary Thorne is more than done with New York Yankee shortstop Gleyber Torres‘s domination over his team.

Robby Sabo

Gary Thorne will always be my NHL on ESPN guy (while mixing in a little New York Mets on UPN back in the day). So to witness his shock over the domination Gleyber Torres is putting forth against the Baltimore Orioles is surprising. I’m used to his voice bringing nostalgic New York Rangers Stanley Cup Final calls to the table.

Nevertheless, how can you blame him? His words reflect the baseball world’s overall sentiment.


With another multi-home run game on Wednesday night, the New York Yankees young shortstop is now 20-for-41 with 10 home runs against the Orioles this season.

A distraught Thorne aptly pointed out nothing like this should ever happen at the big-league level. The two-homer night marks Gleyber’s fourth multi-homer game against the O’s this season.

Only two of his 12 home runs haven’t come against the O’s.

The Yankees won the game 7-5 on the strength of five total moonshots. DJ LaMahieu’s fourth homer of the season, a two-run bomb in the second inning, helped spark a four-run frame that put New York up early. Gary Sanchez and Thairo Estrada collected the other two.

CC Sabathia took the opening ball and went five innings while relenting five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

For Baltimore, Renato Nunez and Richie Martin each collected a home run. Martin finished with a team-high two hits in three official at-bats.

The Yanks pen, Tommy Kahnle, Adam Ottavino, Chad Green and Aroldis Chapman, finished the game with four scoreless innings. Chapman collected his 13th save on the season a walk shy of a perfect inning.

The Yankees, having won four straight, look to complete the sweep of the lowly O’s on Thursday. It’ll be a getaway game with first pitch coming your way at 12:35 p.m. ET from Camden Yards, recently renamed “Gleyber Torres’s baseball throne.”


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