Turns out all you need to do to get the Clutch 2018 Reboot of Gleyber Torres going is deemphasize him, float him in and out of the lineup, and distract the opposing team from remembering he exists. Thanks to Torres’ resurgence at the perfect time, the 2022 New York Yankees have won 10 consecutive games, capturing a grinder against the Toronto Blue Jays to start off their three-game set in Canada.
Man, it’s a shame the Yankees never play good teams, huh? If they did play good teams, we might actually learn some facts about them. Instead, nah. No good teams on the docket. Rough stuff.
On Tuesday, the Yankees didn’t receive an RBI from anyone other than Gleyber Torres, but thanks to plenty of mastery from the pitching staff and some clutch chip-ins, that was more than enough.
Well, not more than enough, but just enough. Come on. Afford us a little hyperbole. This was 10 IN A ROW.
After Giancarlo Stanton singled in the ninth, gave way to Tim Locastro, and the team called on Locastro to steal his 35th career base in 39 attempts (Holy Cow), Torres came to the plate with two outs and served the first pitch into right-center.
Oppo, and just the way we like it when Torres is rolling.
Yankees’ Gleyber Torres wins 10th straight vs Toronto Blue Jays
This might shock you (it won’t), but Jordan Montgomery was perfectly solid in this game, holding the Blue Jays to two runs in 5+ innings. However (also not shocking), it wasn’t enough; he exited at 2-2 and 65 pitches thrown.
Those two runs? Why, they were also Gleyber, who went oppo twice but struck this one a bit harder.
Special shoutouts go out to Jonathan Loaisiga (induced a crucial double play), Clay Holmes (induced a crucial double play), Chad Green (went 1-2-3 in the ninth!), and the 2022 New York Freaking Yankees (again, that’s 10 straight).
Still looking for that dreaded quality opponent, though. Welp. The Blue Jays and their league-worst average with RISP (.175 entering Monday’s action!) are frisky, but they apparently don’t qualify, per the haters. Good thing we’re done listening to them.