The Mets. Hit a walk-off. At Yankee Stadium.
Baseball bizarro-world persists in its 2020 weirdness, and the Mets hit a walk-off at Yankee Stadium. Here’s the video:
Amed Rosario walks it off ON THE ROAD at Yankee Stadium…because 2020. It’s the Mets first ever doubleheader sweep against the Yankees. What a huge day for this team.
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) August 29, 2020
Even Chapman didn’t quite process it on the mound, thinking there was more baseball yet, after Rosario hit the winner.
Like there’s one extra stair on the staircase, until there isn’t—and your knees plunge into your chest. Like there’s an extra ball left on the pinball machine, until there isn’t. Like it’s 1863-2019 baseball, and not 2020 baseball, until it isn’t. And the Yankees get walked off in the seventh inning, at home at Yankee Stadium.
According to the Mets' Dom Smith, Aroldis Chapman didn't know Amed Rosario's homer ended the game.
"He was asking for another ball after the pitch. It goes to show just how weird this season has been.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 29, 2020
The build-up, the rest of the inning, went like this:
Chapman comes in for Cessa. McNeil draws a walk after an eight-pitch at-bat. Rosario pinch-hits for Guillorme.
And then Rosario, on a 2-0 slider from Chapman…
He wins it. At Yankee Stadium. In the seventh inning.
The New York Mets have hit more walkoff HRs in Yankee Stadium this season than the New York Yankees themselves
— Marc Luino (@GiraffeNeckMarc) August 29, 2020
the mets are undefeated when serving as the home team at yankee stadium. if my math is correct, that is better than the yankees.
— 👻 the hallogreen man 👻 (@sschreiber13) August 29, 2020
The baseball is weird odometer overheats, begins combusting. Whirring and whizzing, imploding, exploding, and this great machine sits up there, in its corner office of Baseball Heaven…
Grinning like it’s never grinned before.