Yankees, Gleyber Torres

Akshita Patel

WATCH: Gleyber Torres Exits Yankees 7-1 Win Over Astros After Getting Hit By Pitch!

The New York Yankees are currently in Houston to play in the season-opening series against the Astros. The visitors secured an enthralling 4-3 win on the opening day courtesy of an all-around performance by hitters and pitchers. On day 2, the Bronx Bombers completely dominated the field.

Oswaldo Cabrera’s continued red-hot form, coupled with Giancarlo Stanton’s home run, the New York Yankees secured a comprehensive 7-1 win over the Houston Astros. However, the team witnessed a significant injury scare as a key second baseman pulled himself out mid-way after getting hit on the thumb by a fastball pitch.

   

Gleyber Torres Hit On Thumb By A Pitch, Doubtful For Remainder Of Opening Series!

Gleyber Torres, Yankees
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After an awe-inspiring opening day win, the New York Yankees took on Houston Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park to secure the three-game series. The Bronx Bombers took the lead in the top of the seventh innings before key second baseman Gleyber Torres got hit on the thumb via a fastball off Astros reliever Tayler Scott. Torres was on his knees in shrewd pain as the medical staff rushed for treatment. While the infielder decided to continue, he couldn’t last beyond a half inning. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Torres witnessed significant discomfort while throwing and chose to pull himself out. Fortunately, the injury isn’t serious, as the X-ray scans returned negative results.

However, Gleyber Torres is still experiencing some soreness and remains doubtful for the final matchup of the series. “I feel a little bit better right now. I hope [Saturday] I can play,” said Torres after the game. That being said, if the second baseman fails to recover on time, Aaron Boone can field Jahmai Jones or newest recruit Jon Berit. With DJ LeMahieu sidelined due to a foot contusion injury, the Yanks manager remains short on infield options. Notably, the Bronx Bombers also survived another major injury scare in Juan Soto on Friday. The generational star twisted his ankle but ruled out any serious concern. He labeled the discomfort as cramps and insisted on taking the field without any restrictions on Saturday to close down the 2024 season-opening series on a high.

Oswaldo Cabrera Scripts Yankees History With 4-Hits Outing On Friday!

Yankees, Oswaldo Cabrera
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

Utility player Oswaldo Cabrera has delivered early this year after witnessing an underwhelming season in 2023. In the first two-season game, Cabrera recorded 6 hits with over three RBIs, including a career-high four-hit game on Friday. With that, Cabrera now becomes the only Yankee hitter to have 6 or more hits in the first two games of a season since Hideki Matsui in 2005.

“It’s so good to see him swinging the bat like this and contributing offensively like this because then he becomes so valuable,” said Aaron Boone on Oswaldo Cabrera’s hot streak. The utility man has been optimising on his opportunity this year after getting promoted in absence of DJ LeMahieu. Overall, its a massive sign of encouragement for Yankees as they look to extend the winning streak.

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