Sunday, October 5, 2014

Longest playoff game in MLB history

     Wow, probably the BEST game I have ever been to. 18 innings, 6 hours 23 minutes of playoff baseball- nothing better! There wasn't much happening, and the bats were quite, but the pitching was outstanding! I sat by the third base side, grandstand level.

     I stayed the whole game, and was probably in the stadium for 8 hours, and it was worth it. When the game first started i knew it was going to be a close game with Tim Hudson and Jordan Zimmerman, who just came off a no-hitter. It was a close game, but the Nationals struck first when Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single. To make it short, both pitchers were great... until Drew Storen replaced Jordan Zimmerman with TWO outs in the ninth after walking Joe Panik. That was a HUGE mistake by manager Matt Williams, which probably turned the whole series around because if you keep Zimmerman in, you probably win the game. Buster Posey singled, than Kung Fu Panda came up to the plate! Always clutch in the postseason, tying the record in 2012 with 3 home runs in a world series, he does it again with an RBI double.
Buster Posey was thrown out at home plate on the double by Pablo Sandoval

     In the tenth, Asdrubal Cabrera got thrown out of the game after throwing his bat and helmet, than Matt Williams came out, had a few words with the umpire, than got thrown out also.

     Fast foward to the top of the 18th inning, Brandon Belt up to bat, and hits a long home run to right field! Hunter Strickland comes in to pitch in the bottom of the 18th and shuts the Nationals down for a Giants win.

     It was the longest postseason game (6 hours 23 minutes) in MLB history. The only other game that lasted 18 innings was the Astros and Braves in game 4 of the 2012 ALDS.

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