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Gary Thorne doesn’t even know what to say anymore. 

By Dan Gartland
May 23, 2019

This is the sound of pure despair

Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres is brutalizing the Orioles this year. Of his 12 home runs, 10 have come against Baltimore. He also has four multi-homer games, all against the Orioles.

Orioles pitchers (who are already on pace to shatter the MLB record for most home runs allowed) are surely sick of seeing Torres, and so is MASN announcer Gary Thorne. When Torres hit his first of two dingers on Monday, Thorne was heated: “Get him out of here!”

But when Torres hit another two bombs on Wednesday, Thorne was too worn down to muster any outrage. He was a defeated man and could only sarcastically deliver his signature “goodbye, home run” call. 

The bad news for Thorne is that the Yankees and Orioles play this afternoon, so there’s still chance for Torres to do more damage before leaving town. The good news is that these teams don’t meet again until August 5, so Thorne will get to see other hitters abuse the Baltimore staff. 

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