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The Legend of Gleyber Torres Continues as He Homers Again To Beat the Angels

Disclaimer: I wrote this all from my phone so if there are spelling/grammatical errors I missed just deal with it. Just watch the videos, it’s Memorial Day Weekend we’re all still drunk

It’s almost impossible to put into words to best describe what we’ve seen from Gleyber Torres since being called up from AAA. Since the get-go Gleyber has punished baseballs while fielding his position at such a high level, all while being adorable. At first we weren’t sure if Gleyber would have big league power after seemingly just getting singles and doubles his first two weeks. And then it happened against Cleveland, in his 13th game, G Baby demolished a baseball into the left field bleachers. Everyone kind of took a step back and was “woah, this kid has power like a motherfucker.” Since that moment, it’s just be an onslaught against American League pitching.

In the month of May alone, Gleyber has 9 homers and 22 RBIs while hitting .338 with an OPS of .397. He’s be stupid good and will likely come up just short of the kind of month Didi had in April when he had 10 homers and 30 RBIs. What a fucking stud, and to be there in person (calling the homer to my friend a few pitches prior) was something special.

When you get behind to Gleyber and fall into a hitter’s count like 3-1, he’s going to make you pay. My favorite thing about him is thay he hits the ball to all fields. He doesn’t try to pull a 3-1 fastball on the outer-third of the plate. Nope, instead he just goes with it the other way like a professional hitter not trying to do too much. He’s now the youngest AL player ever to homer in 4 straight games. American League history folks. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy what we’re seeing because it’s truly special.

Gleyber’s homer in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie (the other run coming on an infield rbi single by Torres, because obviously) but the bullpen would have to shut it down from there. Luis Severino was not his sharpest last night, lasting just six innings, walking an uncharacteristic 5 men, but grinding to just allow one run, an opposite field homer by Trout. It could have been worse for Sevy if not for the rocket cannon bazooka of Aaron Judge.

100.5 mph out of the hand of Judge there. I was sitting in the 2nd level, lined up with 3rd base and had an incredible angle of the throw. I originally thought he was going to try and get Trout at third, but no sir. Judge threw a perfect seed right to Gary on the fly who was just able to nab the running Calhoun for the inning’s final out. It was the play of the game up until that point.

In the 7th, with Chad Green on the mound relieving Sevy, Martin Maldonado laced a ball into the right field corner. I swear Judge toyed with Maldonado the entire time. It reminded me of what Cespedes used to do in Oakland with base runners before he would unleash his cannon and destroy them. Judge so casually got to this ball and uncorked a perfect throw right where the ball had to be for the tag. The arm of Aaron Judge does not get talked about enough, but it’s simply magnificent. Yep, I just dropped a magnificent in a Saturday blog during Memorial Day Weekend.

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After Gleyber gave us the lead, I knew we were in for a bit of a rollercoaster with Robetson in the top of the 8th. Due up were Trout, Upton, Pujols, and Ohtani. After getting the fish to ground out and walking Upton, D-Rob got Pujols to line out to Didi for the inning’s second out. Boone chose not to fuck around and brought in his flame thrower Arolidis Chapman to face bitch boy Ohtani. A wild pitch advanced Upton to second making everyone in the stands nervous. Roldy brought the gas, but Ohtani was not intimidated whatsoever. He came within 10 feet of giving the Angels the lead, but his home run bid curved just foul. That would’ve been a tough look for your boy and likely would have awoken Angels beat writer Jared Carrabis. Roldy won the battle, getting Ohtani to ground out to Didi and end the threat.

To talk about Ohtani for a second, the stadium was filled with his disciples. It had a very Matsui in ‘03 vibe to it with pictures and videos being taken of him at all times. Some lady sitting in front of me whipped out this futuristic touch screen flip phone which might be from the year 2050 if I’m not mistaken.

During BP people would swarm to his every move as if he was a God amongst them. The Yankees neutralized Ohtani last name leaving him 0-3 with a walk. He was greeted with thunderous boos, as if he was a Boston Red Sox, everytime he stepped to the plate. He couldn’t handle the noise, as expected.

In the 9th Roldy shut the door 1-2-3 giving him his first four out save of the year. The Yanks have taken all four against the Halos so far this year and let’s hope they continue that tonight with Sonny Gray on the mound againat Jaime Barria (whoever the fuck that is). Sonny has to work fast on the mound with the same pace we saw last weekend. If he does that he’ll be successful. If he fucks around out there he’ll start to think more than throw and just frustratingly nibble the entire time. Greg Bird makes his season debut tonight somehow someway. I can’t believe he’s actually back, so let’s enjoy for now until he shatters his foot coming out of the shower. This lineup just got even better…