The 2022 season, for the New York Yankees, has been unfriendly towards people with a weak heart: thrilling comebacks and soul-breaking losses have come in bunches.
Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was the latest thrilling proof of that.
The Yanks would have clinched the American League East division with a win, because their magic number remains two.
That means a win and a Blue Jays loss will give them the division, and both would have happened last night.
However, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had other plans.
With the score tied at two runs apiece in the bottom of the eighth, Guerrero found the ghost runner at second base after two outs.
He laced a hard-hit single to left field that scored the winning run and ended the game 3-2.
“Not in my house!”, Guerrero was screaming as he celebrated with his teammates after the big hit.
The Kings Of Drama
It was yet another Yankees game decided on a walk-off.
“Yankees: 27th game decided on a “walkoff”. That’s the most in MLB and 8 more than any other team this season,” MLB stats expert Katie Sharp tweeted.
Yankees: 27th game decided on a "walkoff".
That's the most in MLB and 8 more than any other team this season.
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) September 27, 2022
Having 27 games decided on a walk-off is shocking: it’s an extremely high rate.
The closest team has 19 games decided on such situations.
It’s fair to say the Yanks are the kings of drama in MLB.
Win or lose, they always find a way to make things interesting.
It’s a nice way to train their resolve and resilience for the playoffs, where the level of play is extremely high.
The Yanks will not only get the chance for revenge tonight, on Tuesday, but a win will secure them the division and likely the first-round bye in the playoffs.