In the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Gleyber Torres torched the Baltimore Orioles to give the New York Yankees another win.
Stop pitching to Gleyber Torres. It’s the best advice I have for the Baltimore Orioles.
Torres cracked two more homers against the Orioles to give the New York Yankees a doubleheader sweep. He now has 13 long balls against Baltimore this year, three of which he hit Monday alone.
"Its Gleyber Day, again. Gleyber Torres hits his 12th home run vs Baltimore. Wow." pic.twitter.com/rHVPJkPPmx
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) August 13, 2019
Poor Gary Thorne. 😂 pic.twitter.com/qzoebDqjun
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 13, 2019
The Orioles finally took this advice in the eighth inning, intentionally walking Torres to load the bases. Unfortunately, the move was too little too late. The Yankees cruised to another victory over the Orioles by a score of 11-8.
Of course, Torres wasn’t the only threat on the diamond Monday night. Brett Gardner kicked off the game’s scoring with a bases-loaded triple in the first inning.
"Its a bases-clearing, three-run triple off the bat of Brett Gardner!" pic.twitter.com/8ajfm4t9nI
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) August 12, 2019
Additionally, Mike Ford hit his fourth home run of the season. He’s done a solid job of filling in for the injured Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion. Although he hasn’t hit as well as he’d like, Ford has been solid defensively and we know he has some pop.
What’s a good and original nickname for a power hitting first basemen?
Polar bear? Polar bear Mike Ford has a ring to it right? pic.twitter.com/gda04VYRrm
— Joe Randazzo (Bronx Pinstripes writer) (@deflategator) August 13, 2019
Notably, Gio Urshela finished the game with three hits to give himself six hits on the day. Urshela has firmly established that there is not a single player on planet earth hotter at the plate that he is.
And not to be forgotten, DJ LeMahieu, consensus greatest hitter of all time, went 3-for-4 and scored twice.
Once again, the Yankees came away with a win on a bullpen day. They’ve only lost one such game this year and fans are starting to wonder whether the opener would be a viable postseason option.
Savage of the Game — Gleyber Torres
Torres has been bullying the Orioles all year. Of his 26 home runs, 13 of them have come against Baltimore. He hit three alone today, two of which came in Monday night’s game. The way Torres has savaged Baltimore pitching this year should be absolutely illegal.