Every year a team makes an unlikely run to the playoffs out of nowhere. And every year that run is fueled by said team winning a game that they had no business winning with a roundabout bunch of characters. Odds and ends, compiled from around the world of baseball. In any other year this team is probably good for about 85 losses. This year, they’re a magical combustion that is going to challenge for the playoffs.
The 2011 Arizona DiamondBacks have taken the spot as this year’s Cinderella–and last night was the miracle game they should not have won after you fell asleep.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a 2-2, 2-out, bottom of the 9th inning pitch deep into the seats in left field. It was an absolute bomb and as dramatic as any home run hit this season so far. It was followed up with a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 10th inning by Chris Young that won it for the unlikely heroes out in Arizona.
I’m telling you, these guys are like the ’95 Mariners without a Randy Johnson (or a Jay Buhner, but that was a different era anyways).