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Torres homers twice against Books…in same inning

Torres homers twice against Buccaneers…in same inning

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NEW YORK — 46,175 people took their seats at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night for a chance to witness history in their minds. The sold-out crowd was there hoping to see a guy, Judge Aaron, hit his 62 first home run of the season, which would tie the AL record set by Roger Maris 568.

The energy on the pitch is palpable, every appearance of the referee’s board puts the audience on their feet, and the phone is ready to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories. The Yankees can feel it.

“Obviously, it felt like waiting for that big moment,” manager Aaron Boone said. “It does feel a little different tonight.”

Although the judge did not call the number 39, he went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four walks in the eighth inning. That’s okay though, because there’s another Yankees hitter ready to make history in that frame.

in the Yankees’ 14-2 Victory over Buccaneers at Yankee Stadium — New York 90 First win of the season — Glaber Torres didn’t hit, but two home runs in two-of-eight sealed the game. Torres pre-empted, then a solo shot in right field and a left 3-pointer ended the Bronx’s offensive burst, becoming the fifth Yankees to fire a pair of homers in the same inning.

“[This is] special,” Torres said. “Especially [since] the game started, I just didn’t think too much and tried to hit a really good swing on the fastball, [every time] I hit a home run. I’m very happy — also Because I’ve been doing things that are really good for the team.”

This19 year old joined Alex Rodriguez’s company (he did it twice, most recently on Oct. 4, ), Cliff Johnson (94), Joe Pepitone(’62) and Jody Macho (‘ ;39). Coincidentally, Torres’ own captain also accomplished the feat during his playing days, hitting a pair of long balls for the Reds in the first inning on 9 August, 1961.

“Yeah, that’s cool,” Boone said. “Another way, then put an exclamation point on it…and have a great week out there.”

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But that’s just one aspect of Torres Night. His 13 Career The multi-home run — and the third of the season — was a game in which he had a season-high three hits, four runs and five RBIs, the last of his career. the third time in. Through his first 94 game, Torres’ The multi-home run game is the Yankees 4th most contested, second only to Judge (15), Gary Sanchez (13) and DiMaggio (12).

Torres now also has a season – high – Winning streak, which is the fourth longest of his career behind 61 – 2 wins in a row – Game extension. According to Yankees starter Luis Severino, who returned after two months on the injured list and pitched five innings, Torres has been “the hottest hitter in the game right now” “. That’s something to say when they’re both Judge’s teammates.

But that’s the type of tear Torres has been getting lately, though he may have been overlooked. In September’s games, he produces a .94 and a .


“It’s nice to see Leber continues to play like him [and] has the kind of hitting ability he’s had recently,” Boone said. “They’ve helped us turn things around over the past few weeks. He’s been in the midst of it all.”

Torres There will be no way to add those numbers, however, if the rest are in a relentless eighth inning, the Yankees’ order didn’t put pressure on the Buccaneers. Between Torres’ two possessions, the Bombers had three walks and three scoring doubles, keeping the line moving as they dominated the final inning on the offensive end for the second straight night.

On Tuesday, they arrived. On Wednesday, they just did it.

“[It’s a good thing to have these types of hitters and pour. You never want to take anything for granted,” Boone said. “Everyone [was] just making things difficult…in the end it really worked out for us.”

Nothing is more important than Torres.



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