Aaron Judge has lately shouldered a bulk of the offensive duty for the depleted Yankees, however Gleyber Torres is getting concerned at the proper time.
The second baseman blasted two house runs in the Yankees’ rain-delayed 10-4 drubbing of the Rays on Sunday in The Bronx. Not solely did it mark his second two-hit efficiency in as many video games, however it was additionally Torres’ twelfth profession multi-home run sport and his second of the season.
August was a tricky month for Torres, who solely had 10 hits in 100 at-bats to go together with 5 RBIs. In reality, Torres has struggled at the plate by way of most of the second half of the season. Now by way of 9 video games in September, Torres already has three house runs on eight hits with seven RBIs. He has a .241 batting common and a .333 on-base share in his final seven contests.
“I really feel like in August, I simply missed too many pitches,” Torres stated after the win. “Of course, each pitcher I face they throw me actually good pitches and I miss too many. As a hitter and as a participant, you all the time attempt to perform a little bit extra. I obtained actually good folks behind me and likewise my teammates all the time give me actually good at-bats.”
Torres, who went 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs and one strikeout on Sunday, put the Yankees on the board early in the first inning. After Judge singled and Giancarlo Stanton walked, the 25-year-old knocked the second pitch he noticed from Rays hurler Luis Patiño 391 toes. Torres motioned to the followers to get louder as he crossed house plate.
His second homer of the day was a solo shot into the stands in left area after a 10-pitch at-bat, giving the Yankees an 8-1 lead in the backside of the second.
“With Gleyber, I really feel prefer it’s about him moving into robust positions together with his decrease half,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “I really feel like generally he will get disconnected. I really feel like that was taking place to him so much in August the place he is form of obtained that leg kick and will get beneath it. When he will get in that robust hitting place prepared to fireside, he will get off much more ‘A’ swings.
“He’s actually good going the different manner, however it’s getting in that robust [position] on that bottom and letting it go. I really feel like that is taking place extra constantly right here over the final week. He hasn’t gotten all outcomes, both, however I really feel like he’s taking extra ‘A’ swings extra typically.”
With so many accidents amongst key hitters like DJ LeMahieu (toe), Anthony Rizzo (again, head) and Andrew Benintendi (wrist), the Yankees have wanted others to step as much as present extra offense. Judge has actually confirmed he is able to doing all of it himself, however it’s not sustainable heading into the house stretch of the common season. Torres’ uptick in manufacturing has helped ease the losses in the lineup.
When Torres is on, Boone stated, he lengthens the Yankees’ batting order and can even function a tricky out towards top-tier pitching. The Yankees supervisor added that he hopes Torres can actually get rolling at this significant a part of the season.
“I am unable to lie, it is simply exhausting as a result of [of] the state of affairs the group handed,” Torres stated when requested how troublesome it has been to mentally get by way of his struggles at the plate in the second half. “We misplaced so many video games and the whole lot is getting down. Myself, I do not do something for the group at that second. Many conversations with a hitting coach and simply strive to determine what I do not do. I simply attempt to go off what I do in the first half.”