The New York Yankees completed a gutsy comeback win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, thanks to the heroics of second baseman Gleyber Torres, who his his second homer in as many days (and the second MLB homer in his career).
This one came in walkoff fashion, driving in three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to end what was a tie game.
WALK IT OFF GLEYBER!
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 6, 2018
What a drive. He launched this one to deep center field into the New York bullpen, sending his Yankees teammates into a celebratory frenzy.
Bath time. pic.twitter.com/wawJSdIjzo
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 6, 2018
Torres is certainly making a tremendous early impression.
“He doesn’t play like a rookie,” manager Aaron Boone said of Torres after Saturday’s game, per MLB.com. “He’s talented. I’m glad he got it out of the way. Big home run, as it turns out. A three-run homer when we hadn’t broken through yet on Tomlin. Probably goes up there looking for a breaking ball in that spot, gets it and hammers it. He’s just a good player.”
The 21-year-old has earned the praise, to be sure.