Seattle Mariners’ worst moment of 2020: Walk-off 7 run 7th inning for the Padres
Writing this and remembering this game brings back the memories of the inarguable worst inning of Seattle Mariners baseball in 2020. After allowing the Padres to tie the game scoring two runs in the 6th inning of a 7 inning game, the Mariners scored 4 runs in the 7th taking a 7-3 lead into the final half-inning of the game.
Then this happened.
Manny Machado hit a 2 RBI single, then a run scored on a wild pitch, then Eric Hosmer tied the game on an RBI single, and then Wil Myers hit a 3 run walk-off home run to end the game. The Mariners fell to 12-20 on the season at that point but did win the second game of the doubleheader.
My favorite factoid from this game was that Taylor Williams allowed the four runs that would tie the game in the 7th inning, and then Dan Altavilla would allow the 3 run homer to Wil Myers. Both Williams and Altavilla would later be traded to the Padres.
Somehow the Padres watched that inning and wanted both Williams and Altavilla which really is funny to think about, but those two gave the Mariners what I said earlier to be the far and away worst moment of the Seattle Mariners 2020 season.