A number of rainouts the past couple of days have pushed back their series against the Texas Rangers, and the two teams took part in a doubleheader on Sunday.
The first game of the doubleheader was a pitching duel throughout with excellent performances from Yankees starter Gerrit Cole and Rangers starter Dane Dunning, with each pitcher allowing just one run throughout their start.
Tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, leadoff hitter Gleyber Torres made sure that Game 2 of the doubleheader got to a timely start by hitting a walk-off home run off Rangers relief pitcher John King.
YANKEES WIN! Gleyber Torres walks it off! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/aqgowRxc32
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 8, 2022
This clutch home run by Torres has certainly gotten the MLB world talking, with many extremely impressed as to the timely hitting he has produced for the Yankees so far this season.
Need to win the game?
Call Gleyber Torres pic.twitter.com/DDgOQatu8r
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) May 8, 2022
Gleyber Torres, walkoff wizard, breaks tie with homer in 9th off John King. Yankees win, 2-1.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 8, 2022
I’ve still got my Gleyber Torres stock. My goodness, he’s clutch.
— ByMattMartell (@ByMattMartell) May 8, 2022
Gleyber Torres walks off Game 1 with a home run to right field. Nice way to celebrate his wife’s first mothers day.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 8, 2022
Torres has certainly had a flair for the dramatic over the years in pinstripes. This was Torre’s seventh career walk-off hit, which totals the most in the MLB since his rookie season in 2018.
It is his second walk-off this season, as he similarly walked it off against the Cleveland Guardians just two weeks ago.
🚨YANKEES WALK IT OFF🚨
A HUGE 9th inning, and Gleyber Torres shuts down the Guardians in the Bronx!
Postgame coming up next! pic.twitter.com/O1R8Kak8CK
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 23, 2022
It is the perfect sendoff for the Torres family on Mother’s Day, who just had their first child back in March.
The Yankees will look to keep their impressive play going in round two later in the afternoon.