Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres puts up his hands after hitting his 100th HR. Via @Yankees Twitter

Second baseman Gleyber Torres stormed into MLB with an All-Star honor in his debut season with the New York Yankees back in 2018. He finished his rookie year with a .271 average, 24 home runs, and 77 RBIs. Not only that, Torres followed up the dream year with yet another successful stint in 2019.

Gleyber Torres earned his second straight All-Star honor with the New York Yankees in his sophomore season as he belted 38 home runs and 90 RBIs in 144 games. Not only that, Torres set up a unique MLB record by owing division rivals Baltimore Orioles throughout the season. 


Gleyber Torres Once Hit Five Multi-Homer Games Against The Orioles!

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During the 2019 MLB season, Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees showcased his exceptional talent and power at the plate with a remarkable display of home run hitting against the Baltimore Orioles. Torres’ remarkable run of success against the Orioles began early in the season and continued throughout the campaign, as he consistently tormented their pitching staff with his prodigious power and precise hitting. On August 13, Torres made a mockery of the Orioles’ pitching staff by smashing two three-run shots in the Yank’s 11-8 victory. That couple of long hits propelled Torres’ home run tally against the Orioles to 13, which was a record in itself. Not only that, the infielder had five multi-homer games against the Orioles in 2019, which accounted for a new MLB record.

Brandon Hyde, the then Orioles manager, slammed his pitching staff, saying that the Orioles were making Gleyber Torres look like a first-ballot Hall of Famer. “Obviously, he’s killed us all year,” said Hyde in a post-game interview. However, the Yankees manager Aaron Boone was completely jubilant to witness Torres’ meteoric rise in MLB. “Anytime you have that kind of year against a team, it’s crazy,” said Boone. That being said, the frequency and consistency of Torres’ multi-homer performances against the Orioles were truly remarkable in 2019. Whether it was at Yankee Stadium or Camden Yards, Torres proved to be a constant thorn in the Orioles’ side. And Torres’ dominance was about more than just individual achievement. It also had a profound impact on the outcome of games and the Yankees’ success as a team that season.

Yankees Manager Slams Gleyber Torres For Costly Infield Error!

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A lot has changed since 2019, and Gleyber Torres’ defensive game has plummeted dramatically. He recently cost the Yankees a game against the Baltimore Orioles and landed on the wrong side of manager Aaron Boone. The skipper was fuming post 7-2 loss as he reprimanded Torres for being lousy in the defense.

Boone reminded Gleyber Torres that it’s the big leagues and that his defensive standards should match those of the major league level. While he isn’t sure of Torres probably pushed hard to make the play, the bottom line is that he should have made that play. Torres later accepted his mistake and offered no excuses. The Yankees, meanwhile, ended up losing the four game series to arch division rivals.

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