The New York Yankees started off Thursday evening’s game on a high note, posting five runs in the first inning on a Luke Voit grand slam. However, starting pitcher JA Happ quickly allowed Baltimore back into the game, giving up four runs on four hits.
The biggest news of the game was how many Yankees got hit by pitches. Aaron Judge was hit twice, Gary Sanchez was hit once, and Gleyber Torres was hit on the inside of his right elbow.
Torres managed to stay in the game for a bit longer but was replaced by Tyler Wade in the fourth inning. After being hit on the elbow, he was in obvious pain and could barely stand for a few minutes. He eventually made it to first base but it seems as if the pain did not subside.
The young shortstop is one of the most capable offensive players on the Yankees’ squad, and losing him would be devastating to their infield and batting order. Taking him out couldâ€™ve been a precaution, considering the Orioles are not worthy of risking any premium talent against.
Last season for Torres, he hit .278 with 38 homers and 90 RBIs. He ranked 17th in MVP voting. So far this season, he is .214 batting average with one homer and two RBIs. Hopefully, it is nothing more than a minor bruise, but we will update you with additional information as we learn more.
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) July 31, 2020