Game 1 of the ALDS was certainly one to forget for the Seattle Mariners.
On the heels of their epic come-from-behind win in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Mariners fell short on Tuesday.
Ahead 7-3 in the eighth inning, the Mariners saw their lead shrink to 7-5 on Alex Bregman‘s two-run blast.
Still, at the end of it all, they were three outs away from taking Game 1 and going into Game 2 with a chance to take command of the series.
But the Houston Astros rallied and won it on Yordan Alvarez‘s walk-off home run.
As a result, the Mariners made some unfortunate history.
Yesterday marked the first time there were two games in the same postseason where a team trailed by four or more runs in the eighth inning or later and came back to win the game.
Ironically, the Mariners were on the positive end of one of them, and on the negative end in the other.
Seattle's last 2 games:
Down 4 in 8th, came back to win
Up 4 in 8th, blew lead & lost
It's the 1st time there have been 2 games in the same postseason where a team trailed by 4+ runs in the 8th or later and rallied to win (let alone involving the same team in consecutive games)
— OptaSTATS (@OptaSTATS) October 11, 2022
Mariners Flip The Script
The Mariners have ultimately flipped the script multiple times this postseason.
They trailed Game 2 of the Wild Card Series 8-1 in the sixth inning and 9-5 in the top of the eighth before rallying to win it, 10-9.
Yesterday, they had command in Game 1, ahead 7-3 with five outs to go.
This time, it was the Astros who came out on top after pulling off a dramatic comeback.
You can’t always get what you want, but the Mariners got a little taste of their own medicine yesterday as they dropped Game 1 in brutal fashion.
They’ll send their ace Luis Castillo to the mound on Thursday for Game 2 in hopes of evening the series before heading back to Seattle for Game 3.