Wild Card Game Three, 2022

Padres at Mets, 4:00 PM PDT, TV: ESPN. The series is tied at 1-1; winner of this game moves on to a division series against the Dodgers.

RHP Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93 ERA) takes the hill for the Padres and RHP Chris Bassitt (15-9, 3.42 ERA) does so for the Mets.

Today is the anniversary of the Jeffrey Maier game: 1996 Derek Jeter, with the Yankees down 4-3 in the eighth inning, ties the game with a fly ball to right field ruled a home run by umpire Rich Garcia, despite the protest of spectator interference that prevented the ball from being caught by outfielder Tony Tarasco and the Orioles manager Davey Johnson. Video replay clearly shows 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reaching over the fence and bringing the catchable live ball into the stands, forever changing the outcome of Game 1 of the ALCS and, many believe, of the series.

21 thoughts on “Wild Card Game Three, 2022

  1. Replay arrived a quarter century too late for the Orioles, who would’ve easily won the challenge.