A new generation of Mariners is having fun in October.
Frazier doubled the tie in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners erased a seven-run deficit to beat the swept Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Saturday in the AL Wild Card Series.
“These are the moments you imagine in the backyard playing as a kid,” Frazier said.
It was the biggest comeback by a visiting club in playoff history, and the biggest to settle a postseason series.
Not bad for a team that didn’t qualify for the playoffs until the time that current Hall of Famer Édgar Martínez played in the 2001 ALCS against the New York Yankees.
The next challenge for the indomitable Mariners will be the Houston Astros in the Division Series.
“To go to the World Series you have to eliminate Houston,” manager Scott Servais said. “It’s a really good team and we understand that. We’re good.”
Seattle, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001, trailed 8-1 after five innings but tied it at 9 on a four-run eighth.
However, it landed after the two collided. All three runners scored with the double, and the score was tied 9-9.
Apparently, Bichette’s right arm struck Springer in the forehead. Bichette got up after just a few seconds and stayed in the match after being checked out by a kinesiologist.
Instead, Springer was visibly stunned. He was helped to his feet, but was carried off the field in a cart.
Springer, 33, a four-time All-Star, harangued the crowd, who cheered him as he left.
“It seems like everything that could go wrong went wrong in a very short period of time,” Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider said.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI, Teoscar Hernandez 4-2 with three runs scored and four RBIs, Raimel Tapia from 2-0, Santiago Spinal 4-2 with two runs scored. The Mexican Alexander Kirk 4-2 with two runs scored.
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Mariners vs. Blue Jays – Game Report – October 8, 2022 – ESPN