New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres did it again to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as he crushed his 12th and 13th home runs against the O's this season.
Those dingers (he also had one in the first game of Monday's doubleheader) tie him for second in MLB history for the most homers hit off one team in a year, and it's the most since the divisional era began in 1969.
That is just crazy. And it's also sad for Baltimore, especially when you notice that Chris Davis only has nine home runs all year for the Orioles.
Torres, who has 26 total home runs on the season, belted a three-run shot in the fifth inning and everyone on Twitter immediately wondered how the Orioles announcer, the legendary Gary Thorne, handled the call, as he was so frustrated back in May when Torres hit two home runs in a game.
Here's his call of Monday's first bomb:
Gary Thorne's call of Gleybers home run.
"and a towering… fly ball….." pic.twitter.com/PggO1mX8DX
And here's his call on the second one:
“You gotta put four fingers up when Torres comes to the plate, cause when he comes around 3rd it’s too late.” -Gary Thorne pic.twitter.com/M1W1FVOGci
It's been a long few years for the Orioles, as they've been absolutely terrible. And it seems like Thorne has just given in to the darkness and isn't about to let these home runs break him too badly … because he was probably broken long before this, having to call so many losses.
Yankee great Paul O'Neill was kind enough to stop in to the booth to make sure Thorne was OK after the second homer:
Paul O’Neill went to check on Gary Thorne after that Gleyber bomb to make sure he was still alive ??? pic.twitter.com/sqLyEeXU26
The Orioles would intentionally walk Torres in his final at-bat in the eighth inning, sparing Thorne further anguish.
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