The Guardians only needed 15 innings to secure a win and advance to the ALDS to face the New York Yankees. Fans had thoughts on it all.
It was a game that saw 16 pitchers, 432 pitches, and 39 strikeouts. It was ugly offensively, but the Guardians scored when it mattered most and move on to the divisional series to take on the New York Yankees.
Game 1 of that series will be Tuesday in the Bronx.
First, here’s the epic walk off home run to cap the lengthy game:
Best memes and Tweets about length of the game
Yankees fans were loving the game going long and putting stress on pitchers. The Guardians put up 247 pitches, 149 coming from the bullpen:
Fans joked about how the Guardians and Rays were determined to push the afternoon first pitch to primetime:
Even the team accounts got in on the fun Tweeting about the length of the game:
Someone likened the event to voting at the polls:
Other funny Tweets:
Best memes and Tweets about the walkoff home run
The technicality police were out. The Guardians, who were previously known as the Indians, are playing under their rebranded name for the first season this year. So, technically, no, the Guardians have not lost a playoff series… yet.
You have to love the view from the bleachers: