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Gary Thorne's Mental Health Causes Collateral Damage When Gleyber Torres Demolishes Orioles



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Remember last May, when Gleyber Torres, Yankees championship player, recorded his fourth game in several games against the Orioles of just this season? Remember how Torres became the fourth player in MLB history to record four multi-player games against a team in a season. Remember how Ot Gary Thorne's broadcaster was pushed to the depths of despair that day?

My friends, the assault continues. The Yankees and Orioles played a double day Monday in New York, which of course meant that Torres was salivating like a hungry lion crawling on a small, exhausted and helpless antelope, alone on the Serengeti. The Orioles throwers, helpless even under the best circumstances, were completely doomed.

Torres had three shots in the day, which the Yankees won 8-5. Since at the moment any reasonably healthy toddler can do it, Torres needed a more spectacular show in the night match to fully reaffirm his dominance. He had it, hitting six points and recording his fifth Multiplayer game of the season against the Orioles, with a win of 11 to 8 Yankees:

Torres now has 13 home homers against the Orioles this season, putting him in a five-way tie with some big hitters – Roger Maris and Jimmie Foxx, legendary pantheon member, legendary slugger Joe Adcock and 1952 NL champion par excellence Hank Sauer. – for the second greatest success ever met against a single opponent in the history of the MLB. Lou Gehrig, with 14 points against the Cleveland in 1936, is at hand. The Yankees finish their series of the season with the Orioles tomorrow and Wednesday; at Torres's pace, he should have no trouble catching up and breaking the all-time record. God, he could be 20 years old.

If Torres gets the record, Thorne might not survive. Monday's fireworks again led him to the brink of madness, especially when his Yankees counterpart, Paul O'Neill, rushed the radio kiosk to gloat over Torres's dominance:

The 26 Torres dingers during the season clashed against the Orioles. That's violence! Blows and wounds! O'Neill is lucky that Thorne did not bite his hand.


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