The New York Yankees faced off against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, and with the score tied at 0–0 in the fifth inning, starting second baseman Gleyber Torres came to the rescue.
In little league fashion, Torres posted an inside-the-park home run, driving in three runs in the process as the Boston Red Sox endured a myriad of defensive mistakes beyond proportion.
Gleyber Torres does the impossible:
On the first pitch of the at-bat, Torres slapped a single to right field for his third hit of the evening when right fielder Alex Verdugo threw the ball to home plate. Catcher Connor Wong tossed a wayward ball to first baseman Christian Arroyo, which flew beyond and stopped dead on the right field wall.
While the hit isn’t labeled a home run, Torres hustled around the base paths impressively, showcasing phenomenal hitting after enduring a terrible month of August and start to September.
Torres currently features a .245 average with a 29.5% on base rate. He’s finally turned things around, perfect timing for the final stretch of the regular season.