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Ronald Torreyes hit a single even though he wasn't holding the bat when it hit the ball

Yankees infielder Ronald Torreyes is off to a hot start to the 2018 season. After the Yankees' 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday, Torreyes' batting average sits at a zesty .438.

When you're hot, you're hot. So, when Danny Barnes threw him a two-strike slider that broke out of his reach, Torreyes literally threw his bat at it.

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Luck was certainly in his favor as the ball hit the bat and landed in left field for a single.

It turns out that Torreyes has workshopped this strategy in games before. Last season, he threw his bat at a pitch from Mariners closer Edwin Diaz to foul a ball off to stay alive in an at-bat.

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This is a clear example proving that practice makes perfect. Last year, the thrown bat swing was only good enough to foul a ball off. This year, it's good enough to get a base hit. Who knows what more lies in store for this swing.