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.
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.
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.