Horrendous Collision Leads To Historic Collapse & Epic Comeback

It could be one of the worst single plays in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Seattle Mariners completed a historic comeback from an 8-1 deficit with a bases-loaded bloop hit in the 8th inning by JP Crawford that saw two of the Jays' best players collide at full speed in an ugly scene.

Leadoff hitter George Springer seemed to be knocked out cold, as he lay prone on the field and didn't move for several minutes, eventually being carted off the field. Bichette's arm seemed to crack Springer in the head, sending him into another time zone. Bichette was hurting but managed to stay in the game. 

And while all that was happening, the Mariners had cleared the bases and tied the game at 9-9. They would go on to score the series-clinching run in the top of the 9th for a 10-9 win, recording the second biggest comeback in baseball playoff history.

The Blue Jays and close to 50,000 fans at Rogers Centre were left stunned. It could be an interesting offseason in Toronto, whose bullpen—a weakness for the second straight season—was clearly not ready for prime time. 

The Mariners, on the other hand, never gave up, and now continue their Cinderella Story, in their first playoff appearance in 20 years, moving on to the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros.