The New York Yankees have become seemingly impossible to defeat.
When you go into the ninth inning trailing against them, you can pretty much assume that the game is over.
Well, you could until last night.
Of all teams to mount a late rally against the Yankees, it was the Cincinnati Reds who put up four runs on them in the top of the ninth inning to pull off a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees had been 49-0 when leading after eight innings heading into last night’s game.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today posted a tweet about how the Reds became the first team to change that narrative.
The Cincinnati #Reds become the first team to beat the #Yankees when trailing after eight innings, scoring 4 runs in the 9th inning for
4-3 victory. The Yankees had been 49-0 when leading after 8 innings.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 13, 2022
Reds Shock The Yankees
Of all teams, nobody would expect the Reds to be the ones to end that streak.
You might think that the Boston Red Sox would be the first team to do it, as they did mount a rally against them over the weekend in extra innings.
But no, it was the Reds, the team that sits in last place in the National League Central division, 15.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.
Even more surprising was that the rally came against Clay Holmes, who has been nothing short of dominant when he enters games.
He had taken the closer’s role from former Reds fireballer Aroldis Chapman.
But Cincinnati came in with their guns blazing and took it right to the best team in all of baseball.
Baseball is a funny game and crazy things can happen, and something crazy sure happened last night.
You still would never expect the Reds to pull off a comeback like that against the Yankees.
We’ll see if they can keep that momentum going into today’s game.NEXT: Reds Place A Key Trade Piece On The IL