BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres merely owns the Baltimore Orioles.
Positive, quite a lot of hitters across the majors are having their means with the lowly O’s today, as evidenced by the 105 dwelling runs their pitchers have allowed via 49 video games this season.
However no person has put collectively the sort of nightly power-hitting show in opposition to Baltimore that Torres, the New York Yankees’ 22-year-old shortstop, has.
In 11 video games in opposition to Orioles pitching this season, Torres has 10 of his 12 homers, along with his newest coming within the third and fifth innings of Wednesday evening’s sport at Camden Yards. Each blasts gave the Yankees wanted respiration room because the Orioles hunted a comeback.
The primary of the 2 got here on a 1-2 slider that stayed in the midst of the strike zone. Lined towards the bullpens past the center-field fence, the ball landed an estimated 424 ft away, close to the pitching rubber within the Orioles pen.
The homer got here on an 82.9 mph slider from Orioles starter Dan Straily. It was the third time a Straily slider had been hit for a homer within the sport. DJ LeMahieu and Thairo Estrada had each homered off sliders within the second inning.
Straily has allowed a serious league-leading seven homers off of sliders.
Torres’ second homer got here off a fastball. As reliever Gabriel Ynoa tried to color the skin nook with the 93 mph pitch, the right-handed-hitting Torres went with it, lining the ball over the excessive scoreboard in proper, and towards the adjoining warehouse and Eutaw Avenue.
Wednesday marked the fourth multihomer sport of Torres’ season. All 4 have come in opposition to the Orioles. General, he has six profession multihomer video games, with 5 of them having come in opposition to Baltimore.
Of Torres’ multihomer video games this season, three have come at Camden Yards. Torres additionally hit two homers in Monday’s win over the Orioles and within the first sport of a doubleheader in opposition to the O’s final week at Yankee Stadium. He had one other homer within the different sport of the doubleheader. In his previous 5 video games in opposition to Baltimore, he has seven dwelling runs.
Torres has an excellent likelihood to set a brand new single-season file for homers hit by a participant in opposition to the Orioles franchise. His present 10 lengthy balls versus the franchise are solely two shy of the mark shared by three gamers: Lou Gehrig (1931), Hank Greenberg (1946), and Gus Zernial (1951). On the time every of these gamers hit 12 homers in opposition to the group, the Orioles had been referred to as the St. Louis Browns.
With eight video games left between the Yankees and Orioles this season, Torres has loads of time to interrupt the file.
Together with Torres, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has had his share of success in opposition to Baltimore. A fourth-inning homer gave him his ninth in opposition to the Orioles this season.
In line with Elias Sports activities Bureau, Torres and Sanchez are the primary teammates on any group to have not less than 9 homers apiece in opposition to the Orioles franchise.