Seattle Mariners produced a sensational comeback on Saturday to beat Toronto Blue Jays in an MLB playoff recreation which additionally featured a violent conflict that had Blue Jays’ George Springer carted off the sphere after he collided with Mariners’ Bo Bichette.
J. P. Crawford had hit a blooper into shallow heart area and because the pair went for the ball, Bichette’s elbow made contact with the again of Springer’s neck.
Bichette stayed on for the rest of the sport, whereas Springer departed within the eighth inning.
After the sport, Blue Jays interim supervisor John Schneider instructed reporters the 33-year-old was “doing OK.”
“He’s going to be evaluated for a few various things, he mentioned some good issues to his teammates simply now,” Schneider mentioned within the post-match press convention. “So, we’ll know extra within the subsequent couple of days.”
Springer’s harm compounded what was an terrible night time for the Toronto staff in Recreation 2 of the American League Wild Card Sequence at Rogers Centre because the Marines got here again from a seven-run deficit to advance to the second spherical.
In accordance with MLB.com, the comeback was the second-largest in playoff historical past, the biggest for a staff on the street and the biggest in a series-clinching recreation.
The Blue Jays had an 8-1 lead after 5 innings, however the Mariners tallied 4 runs within the sixth and 4 extra within the eighth to tie the sport at 9-9. Second baseman Adam Frazier doubled within the ninth inning to drive in Cal Raleigh with the profitable run.
The Mariners will subsequent host the Houston Astros within the best-of-five collection.