If you thought the New York Yankees were the kings of the comeback win in MLB, think again.
No other team in the league has been the center of more incredible, nearly-impossible comebacks than the Cleveland Guardians.
Wednesday’s effort left them with a 38-34 record, just two games behind the AL Central leaders, the Minnesota Twins.
Yesterday, they won 7-6 thanks to a Josh Naylor two-run, walk-off home run to cap a four-run rally and erase a three-run deficit.
“The Cleveland Guardians now have 3 wins this season when trailing by 3+ runs in the 9th inning or later. The rest of MLB has 5 wins combined in that spot (no other team has more than 1),” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.
The Cleveland Guardians now have 3 wins this season when trailing by 3+ runs in the 9th inning or later.
The rest of MLB has 5 wins combined in that spot (no other team has more than 1).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 30, 2022
Well, there you have it, but that’s not all.
Oops! They Did It Again
The Guardians did it again on Thursday.
This time, the deficit was two runs entering the eighth.
Cleveland scored two times in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth: a walk-off, two-run blast by infielder Andres Gimenez.
There is some magic surrounding the 2022 Guardians: they may not have the most potent offense, but they won’t surrender until they have given up out number 27.
That’s the mark of a great team: no matter what, the best of the best play hard until the end of the game, and the Guardians have been able to revert their own misfortunes with some excellent late-inning, clutch performances.
We can’t possibly know if the Guardians will make the postseason or not, but there is no doubt that the 2022 version is better and more fun than last year’s one.
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