The Trenton Thunder capped their comeback with a walk-off inside-the-park home run
We could tell you that the Trenton Thunder won their Double-A matchup against the Portland Sea Dogs, 10-9, on Tuesday, and it would certainly seem exciting. A lot of close, high-scoring games are. But, ladies and gentlemen, there are levels to the excitement of the Thunder's win.
Level 1: The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the Yankees, won, 10-9.
Level 2: They won after trailing, 9-5, heading into the bottom of the ninth inning.
Level 3: Their five-run, bottom-of-the-ninth comeback featured a pinch-hit, game-tying, three-run home run with two outs.
OK, phew. That's already a lot for one inning, and you might think that a two-out game-tying homer is about as exciting as it gets. That, however, would be incorrect.
Level 4: The winning run was scored on No. 8 Yankees prospect Tyler Wade's inside-the-park home run:
Yes, the Thunder capped their five-run, ninth-inning comeback with a walk-off inside-the-park home run. And unlike some recent dramatic walk-offs in MLB, this one was actually scored as an inside-the-parker.
You can watch the entire comeback in the video below. The game-tying homer comes at the 30-second mark, and Wade's inside-the-parker starts at 1:10. Just try to contain your excitement: