Josh Naylor had himself a night to remember on Monday.
With the Cleveland Guardians facing a large deficit against the Chicago White Sox, Naylor led an epic comeback, driving in eight runs and hitting two big homers, including a grand slam to tie the game as the Guardians came away with a jaw-dropping 12-9 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Naylor became the first player to record an 8+ RBI game in the eighth inning or later since MLB began tracking RBI as a stat in 1920.
He also became the first player in history to hit two 3+ run homers in the ninth inning or later in the same ballgame.
Josh Naylor of the @CleGuardians is the first player in MLB history to hit two 3+ run homers in the 9th inning or later in the same game.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) May 10, 2022
The Human Tornado Goes Off
Naylor certainly had a memorable night on Monday, leading the way as the Guardians did the unthinkable and came from way back to win.
But to become the first player to hit two 3+ run home runs in the ninth inning or later in one game is impressive.
Naylor stole the show with his epic performance and had the Guardians and the whole city of Cleveland rocking by the end of the night, while the White Sox and the entire city of Chicago was stunned in absolute disbelief.
He may now be public enemy No. 1 on the south side of Chicago after such a historic performance.
Few players can say they’ve had a night this good, but the fact that Naylor did it all so late in the game just adds to his reputation and makes it even more impressive that he had such a night.