What Gleyber Torres has doing to the Baltimore Orioles this season is downright mean and one has to wonder if the laws need to be re-written to make such sports abuse illegal. The New York Yankees infielder blasted his 12th and 13th dingers of the year against the struggling O’s during a doubleheader yesterday. That’s a baker’s dozen of longballs in 17 games.
He’s needs one more to tie the single-season record for homers against an opponent set by Lou Gehrig against the Cleveland Indians in 1936. Torres is currently tied with Roger Maris and a few other sluggers for second. Anytime you’re associated with that company, you’re doing something special.
Here are all the four-baggers in order, narrated by Orioles play-by-play man Gary Throne, who has gradually become a broken man through the attrition of Torres’ dominance.
Torres now has 26 round-trippers overall in his sophomore campaign. Thorne can rest easy knowing Baltimore only has two more games against the Bronx Bombers this season before they can take a 2-17 mark to the offseason and regroup.