Subway Series Q & A with Yankees Gleyber Torres • Latino Sports


Subway Series Q & A with Yankees Gleyber Torres


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FLUSHING – In front of their second sellout crowd of the 2018 season, the Mets (27-33) dropped their seventh straight game in a heartbreaking 4-1 loss to the Yankees (41-18).

Prior to the Subway Series matchup, I had the opportunity to sit down with Yankees’ infielder, Gleyber Torres. A native of Caracus, Venezuela, Torres, since his arrival on April 22, is batting .302 and leading all rookies in HR and RBI. He also ranks third in batting average over that span.

Not bad for someone who happens to have the exact surname as this sports writer. I couldn’t pass up this unique opportunity to once again interview another ballplayer with a similar last name.

Mets’ ace Jacob DeGrom (4-1) would go eight strong innings but allowed three runs (two earned), four hits and struck out eight. Although Brandon Nimmo would blast his first career leadoff homer in the first inning, the Yankees contributed their own ‘long ball’ extravaganza with timely homers by Brett Gardner (his fifth of the season) and Giancarlo Stanton (his 15th of the year).

And would you believe the Yankees hit their 100th homer of the season? If you’re a Mets’ fan, it’s simply unreal.

Oh and did I mention a 21-year-old rookie infielder who connected with two of the Yankees’ five hits of the Subway Series opener?

Not bad at all Mr. Gleyber David Torres-Cancel. Sigue luchando – Keep fighting.

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About Danny Torres

Bronx native, Danny Torres is a high school teacher, an avid baseball fan and freelance sports journalist. Besides his work with, he has written for, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y, the N.Y. Mets, the Puerto Rico Daily Sun and Manhattan Times. He was a frequent guest on 'Solamente Pelota', a now-defunct sports program on XM/Sirius satellite radio. In 2010, he contributed to an updated prologue for the re-released book, 'Clemente, the Enduring Legacy' by Kal Wagenheim. In 2011, as part of a series commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month on, he contributed to a five-part series saluting the greatest Latino pitchers in baseball. Finally, in December, 2011, he participated in a panel discussion connected with the Smithsonian exhibition, 'Beyond Baseball, The Life of Roberto Clemente' in Baltimore, Maryland. In December, 2012, he appeared on the front page of 'El Diario/La Prensa', a NY Spanish daily newspaper and was featured in a five-part series dedicated to the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player, Roberto Clemente who tragically died 40 years ago.

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