The New York Yankees came out swinging on Monday night and gave the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies a night to forget.
New York won by a final of 8-1 as Nestor Cortes earned his first win of the 2023 season.
The Bronx Bombers also chased Phillies started Taijuan Walker early, scoring four runs off of the veteran right-hander and knocking him out of the game after just 4.1 innings.
At the center of it all was second baseman Gleyber Torres.
Torres hit a solo home run off of Walker in the bottom of the third inning to make it a 3-0 ballgame.
It was also his 100th career home run.
On Twitter, MLB posted a video of the highlight.
💯 career homers for @TorresGleyber! pic.twitter.com/F5LSiEQ67j
— MLB (@MLB) April 4, 2023
Torres certainly put a good swing on this ball.
With the short right field porch at Yankee Stadium, the ball traveled pretty far.
Ultimately, Torres achieved a milestone with this swing and got to experience a moment that he will never forget for the rest of his career.
The home run was Torres’ second of the season.
For his career, the Yankees second baseman and slugger owns a .265 batting average, an 11.5 WAR, 314 RBI, and an OPS of .789.
He also has a career OPS+ of 115.
And with his home run, he helped the Yankees continue a miserable stretch for the Phillies, who still are winless after they were swept by the Texas Rangers over the weekend.
The Yankees will go for a series win on Tuesday and will try to continue the Phillies’ misfortunes.NEXT: Aaron Judge Owns A Shocking Mark Against Taijuan Walker