Gleyber Torres 3-HR day Leads The Way in Doubleheader Sweep

New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres, right, gestures as he runs past Baltimore Orioles catcher Austin Wynns, left, after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

May 15th might’ve coined itself as the new “Gleyber Day” after the Yankees defeated the Orioles 5-3 and 3-1 in Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Despite the low-scoring victories, Torres served as the Yankees’ main offensive weapon in the front and back end of the doubleheader by hitting 3 solo HR’s, two in the first game and one in the second. It couldn’t have come at a better time as the team was given the news that 3b Miguel Andujar was set to miss the rest of 2019 with season-ending shoulder surgery.

The “Baby Bombers” didn’t need much offense as Domingo German continued to dominate in his breakout campaign, striking out eight batters over seven innings of one-run ball, in the second game. He currently has the most wins in the majors (8) and a career low 2.50 ERA.

The Yankees also got a pair of scoreless appearances from closer Aroldis Chapman who struck out four batters and recorded his 10th and 11th saves of the year. According to YES Network researcher James Smyth, the 31-year-old closer became the first Yankee to record a pair of saves on the same day since Rafael Soriano accomplished the feat back in 2012.

The Pinstrips have now won 8 out of their last 10 games and move within a half game of Tampa Bay for first place in the A.L East. Next, they will look to top the division as they start a 3-game series with the Rays on Friday.

Will the Yankees gain some early ground this weekend?

Tune in to 640 The Hurricane to find out!