The 2022 MLB season culminated with the Houston Astros winning the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
The World Series itself had some instant classics, like Games 1 and 6.
MLB Network, however, has named the best game of the season.
When you remember which one was picked as the winner, a smile will probably appear on your face…unless you are a Toronto Blue Jays fan.
“THE #1 GAME OF THE 2022 SEASON?! The @Mariners coming back from a 7-run deficit to eliminate the Blue Jays in Game #2 of the Wild Card Series!” MLB Network tweeted.
THE #⃣1⃣ GAME OF THE 2022 SEASON?!
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) December 12, 2022
A Game For The Ages
It was Game 2 of the American League Wild Card Series.
The Seattle Mariners had already took Game 1 from the Jays in Rogers Centre, in Toronto, and were going for the sweep in Game 2.
The hosts took an 8-1 lead, however, and Kevin Gausman looked untouchable in the early going.
He started to falter eventually, but in retrospect, the Jays probably wish they had left him on the mound a bit longer.
Seattle then scored four runs in the sixth inning and four more in the eighth, and won it with a run in the ninth.
It was a shocking turn of events: Toronto’s bullpen wasn’t their best unit, but no one thought the Mariners would come back from a seven-run deficit to stun the home crowd and take the series.
The Mariners went on to advance to the AL Division Series, only to be swept by the Astros.