The baseball gods can do strange things from time to time, and they certainly were up to their magic tricks over the past few days in MLB.
Heading into Thursday of last week, MLB teams that entered the ninth inning trailing by six runs or more had lost 857 games in a row.
It’s funny how things can change, isn’t it?
The New York Mets pulled off a stunning comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, erasing all that was left of a 7-0 deficit with seven unanswered runs of their own as they beat Philadelphia by a final of 8-7.
Last night in Chicago, something similar took place.
The Cleveland Guardians entered the ninth inning trailing the Chicago White Sox 8-2 before going on an absolute rampage to complete a jaw-dropping comeback victory.
Incredible note from @StatsBySTATS
First time in modern era 2 road teams have done that in the same week
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) May 10, 2022
Down Six? Time To Rally!
Strange things can happen in baseball.
It’s a weird game.
But history gets made sometimes and it was made twice in less than a week.
Two teams had all odds stacked against them heading into the ninth inning of their respective games.
Then in a matter of minutes, everything changed, and the script had been completely flipped.
What makes this even more impressive is that both teams managed to do this on the road in hostile environments, while also falling to within one out of losing the game.
But they overcame all odds and pulled off two of the most amazing comebacks you will ever see in baseball.
And the one last night included an eight-RBI game by Josh Naylor.
It’s always fun to see teams pull off incredible comebacks.
We’ll see if there are more coming in the near future as the season progresses.