2017 has been a year of record breaking and mind blowing stunts by many Major League Baseball teams across the board. Here are some top moments this week:
I doubt the 2017 season will be followed by many more “baseball is boring” remarks.
Looking into the leader of the pack, the Indians have tied with most consecutive wins since 1935 when the Chicago Cubs set the standard. At 21 wins in a row, all they need is one more to change an 82-year-old record.
At this point, the odds seem likely with the upcoming game against the Kansas City Royals, who fall 17 games behind the Indians’ current record.
The team is not shy to boast about the recent victories, changing their Twitter name to have an equal number of wins as they have W’s in their username.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Dodgers went from home-runs and grand slams to an 11 game losing streak. Somehow the baseball Gods had mercy on the Los Angeles team and let them out of the rut in last nights game.
The Dodgers 5-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants last night was not handed to them by any means. The team continued to keep fans on their feet by loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning.
As most Dodgers fans would say, “Just because we are down, doesn’t mean we are out.” The slump ended as well as scoring them a miraculous playoff berth and potential to still claim the NL West title.
— MLB (@MLB) September 13, 2017
Last but not least, we saw some great plays by the Washington Nationals this week, giving them the first official position in the playoffs. The Nationals clinched NL East this weekend, for the second year in a row.
The team was not hesitant to celebrate by blasting the locker room with champagne Sunday evening.
Champagne Supernova. pic.twitter.com/UWntnQ8Py7
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 10, 2017
With Bryce Harper’s knee injury many fans are wondering if the team has what it takes to finally be able to make it past the first round of the playoffs.