New York Yankees’ 22-year-old slugger Gleyber Torres absolutely owns the Baltimore Orioles this season. He made history Monday night against the Orioles where he hit his 13th home run off them this season. Not only was it his 13th, but he slugged three bombs off the O’s in Monday’s doubleheader. This multi-homer game was Torres’ eight this season, which is nothing short of remarkable.
Gleyber Torres (age 22) is the youngest player in MLB history with 12 HR vs an opponent in a season.
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 13, 2019
The 13 bombs this season against the Orioles set Torres in a four-way tie with Roger Maris, Joe Adcock, Hank Sauer, and Jimmie Foxx (ESPN Stats & Info) for most home runs against a team in a season. Lou Gergic holds the number one spot in that category where hit 14 home runs against the Cleveland Indians in 1936.
Prior to his career in the Major Leagues, Torres did not hit for power. In the minors with triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders in 2017, he only slugged two home runs in 81 at-bats. This season he’s just under matching his home run total from last year (24), and the Yankees still have 42 more games in the regular season.
This season Torres is currently slashing .278/.345/.501 (Baseball Reference). Selected to his second All-Star game in two years, he is regarded as one of the premier young talents in the Major Leagues. The Yankees agreed with this as they forbid to accept any offers with Torres during the July 31st trade deadline.
The New York Yankees swept the double-header against the Orioles which advanced them to 79-41 and a three-game winning streak. They will continue their domination over the Orioles Tuesday night in the Bronx.