At the start of the game on Wednesday evening Gleyber Torres already put together an impressive headline against the Orioles of 2019. The 22-year-old had a triple slash of .474 / .545 / 1.184 with eight home runs in 10 games. Although Baltimore has a weak pitching staff, that's pretty ridiculous. These are video game numbers.
As I write this, Torres has filled up his line by launching two more homers against the O's. The homeruns have helped the Yankees take the lead, but more importantly, they seem to have broken the Orioles channel Gary Thorne.
Consider his call for Torres's first shot of the night, a solo homer moving 424 feet long.
Somehow it gets better in the fifth inning as Torres performs another solo strike, moving 377 feet to the right.
Long time ago, and * Gary Thorne dies inside * I do not even know. Goodbye. Home Run. I mean … the last two in bats that he reached in the season on home runs # 11 and 12 and now has ten home runs against the Orioles this year " pic.twitter.com/w5jIURHlu7
– Jomboy (@Jomboy_) May 23, 2019
The repeated "I do not know" exclamations may be the most memorable part of the calls, but I love the audible "gaaahhhh" for homer number 2. I suspect if Torres hits another long ball Thorne simply takes off his headset and gives up the transmission.
There's only one way to find out …