Jan 30, 2012

Game 162: The Ultimate Rally

Barring a Tampa Bay Rays World Series victory, the final night of the regular season in 2011 was the greatest MLB moment that we have ever witnessed. It was a night of both jubilation and devastation. For the Red Sox, it was the latter. Jonathan Papelbon gave up the game winning hit in extra innings with two outs and two strikes. Ironically enough, that game winning hit came from a missed catch by former Ray Carl Crawford, opening things up for his former team.

On the other hand, the Rays got off to a 7 run deficit early. All seemed hopeless until the Rays pieced together a 8 run rally in the 8th inning. In the 9th inning, who is up to bad with 2 strikes and 2 outs? None other than Dan "Red Sox Killer" Johnson! Below is his clutch game-tying home run:

In the bottom of the 12th, just minutes after the Red Sox loss, Evan Longoria steps up to bat. With one swing, the Rays completed the biggest comeback (9 games - Sept) in MLB history to make the playoffs.

The whole story of "Game 162".

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1 comment:

  1. was at the infamous game 162 and I will never forget it as long as I live! Evan is awesome!