SAN DIEGO -- With the Mariners trailing the Padres 12-2 after five innings at Petco Park on Thursday night, it seemed as if San Diego was set to cruise to back-to-back wins over Seattle, just two days after losing, 16-4, at Safeco Field.Instead, the Mariners turned a run-of-the-mill rout into
SAN DIEGO -- With the Mariners trailing the Padres 12-2 after five innings at Petco Park on Thursday night, it seemed as if San Diego was set to cruise to back-to-back wins over Seattle, just two days after losing, 16-4, at Safeco Field.
Instead, the Mariners turned a run-of-the-mill rout into a historic comeback -- and it only took two innings. Here are 10 facts and figures from the madness that was the Mariners' 10-run comeback in their 16-13 win:
• Thursday's game marked the largest deficit overcome in club history for the Mariners, whose previous record came on April 15, 1996, against the Angels. In that game, the Angels led the Mariners, 9-1, after the top of the fourth, but Seattle came back to win, 11-10.
• On the other side of things, this was the largest lead relinquished in a Padres loss in club history -- coming just after the Friars had scored 10 or more runs in back-to-back games at Petco Park for the first time in franchise history.
• The Mariners are the first team to win a game in which they trailed by at least 10 runs after at least five innings, since the Indians did so in 2001. The team that Cleveland pulled that off against? The Mariners, in the biggest come-from-behind win on record.
• After the fifth inning, the Padres had a 99.9 percent chance to win the game according to FanGraphs. However, when the seventh inning was complete -- 12 outs and 14 Seattle runs later -- those odds had fallen to 5.3 percent.
• The Padres and Mariners' 29 combined runs are the most scored by two teams in Petco Park history. The 36 hits the two teams mustered are the most at Petco Park in a nine-inning game. The record for most combined hits in the East Village is 39, when the Reds and Padres played an 18-inning affair on May 25, 2008.
• After going 5-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs, center fielder Jon Jay joins four other San Diego players to have at least five hits, two runs and two RBIs in a Padres loss. Dave Winfield (1980), Gene Richards (1982), Ryan Klesko (2001), and current Padre Alexi Amarista (2012) are the others. Jay also became the fourth Padre to record consecutive four-hit contests, joining Tony Gwynn, Reggie Sanders and Cameron Maybin.
• San Diego pitchers combined to throw 214 pitches over the nine-inning affair Thursday night, which comes out to 23.8 pitches per inning. Thursday marks the 17th game in Padres history where the team has combined to throw 200 or more pitches in a game that didn't go to extra innings. The Padres are now 0-17 in such games.
• Nelson Cruz's home run in the fourth inning traveled an estimated 445 feet, which is the longest home run at Petco Park this season and the longest here since Wil Myers' 445-foot homer on April 28 last season against the Astros.
• Dae-Ho Lee became the 22nd player in Major League history to enter the game as a pinch-hitter and have three hits in three at-bats, including a home run. The most recent player to accomplish this feat is Curtis Granderson, who did it for the Yankees in 2012. (Granderson homered off Jake Arrieta.)
• Before Thursday night's craziness, the biggest deficit that a team had overcome this season was six runs. The most recent 10-run comeback came on July 20, 2009, when the Athletics rallied from behind to defeat the Twins 14-13. The Indians also managed a 10-run comeback during the 2009 season, when they defeated the Rays 11-10 on May 25.
While the numbers are interesting, Padres manager Andy Green might have summed the game up best in his final postgame comment:
"I can't recollect a game like that, no -- nothing that occurred in that fashion."
Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @carlosacollazo.