Baltimore Orioles

Orioles feared Yankees' Gleyber Torres, gave him 'Barry Bonds treatment'


NEW YORK — Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres has looked like Barry Bonds at the plate against the Orioles all season.


In the eighth inning of an 11-8 victory for New York, Baltimore paid Torres the ultimate respect — walking him to load the bases rather than letting him hurt them anymore.


So, when the Yankees had runners at second and third base with two outs, Hyde said no thanks and gave Torres what he called the “Barry Bonds treatment.”


“We were supposed to be making better pitches to him or not let him beat us, and we continue to throw the ball to the middle part of the plate.


But Hyde decided he wouldn’t even give Torres the chance, telling relief pitcher Tom Eshelman to intentionally walk him.


Hyde was a first base/bench coach under Joe Maddon, while Torres was a highly touted prospect in the club’s farm system.






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