Gleyber TorresThe following was lifted New York YankeesIt was a thrilling win Sunday against the Texas RangersWith a walk off home run to the right field.
Chris Woodward, Rangers manager took aim at Yankee Stadium’s short porch after the game.
“Small ballparks are easy to find in 99 percent of all ballparks. … [Torres]Woodward spoke out after Texas' 2-1 loss to the opener of a doubleheader.
Torres scored his seventh career walk-off run with the hit. He was then asked about Woodward's remarks later Sunday, after the conclusion of the doubleheader.
According to the New York Post, Torres said that he feels like both teams play at the same ballpark. “It's great to be able to hit a walk off homer in Little League baseball park — it makes me happy to win my first game.”
According to MLB Statcast Torres’ opposite-field homer traveled approximately 369 feet and would have been a homer at 25 other Major League Baseball stadiums. Yankee Stadium was cold, so the homer marked the end of a cold game. The Rangers won Sunday's second game, 4-2.
Ironically, two homers by the Rangers to right field on Sunday were shorter than Torres’ blast. Kole CalhounGame 1's solo shot to tie the game was 355 feet high. Eli WhiteStatcast reports that the opposing-field solo homer of Game 2 went only 342 feet.
Ironically, Yankees manager Aaron Boone also noted that Woodward's math was slightly off.
Boone smiled and said, “His math is wrong.” “Ninety-nine% is impossible.” There are only 30 parks.
Woodward later in Sunday's doubleheader retracted his remarks, calling Yankee Stadium “cathedral” while referring to his earlier comments about the size of the ballpark as a “joke”, according the New York Post.
Torres' seven walk off hits are the most since 2018. This was also his second game-ending homer.
Boone stated, “The more dire the situation is, the more he seems like he increases the concentration level.” “Cold day out, it was great to see him sticking one.”