Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jeffrey Springs
- While most of you were watching football on Sunday afternoon, some were suffering through a horrifying bad beat in an MLB game in San Diego.
- Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Rangers found a way to not only lose the game, but also cost under 8.5 bettors a winner.
After reading the title atop this piece, you might be thinking that the Chargers are now in Los Angeles and played in Buffalo today, which is true.
You also might be thinking that the San Diego State-Arizona State miraculously went over the total in the early morning hours on Sunday on the East Coast.
But neither of those games are the ones that produced Sunday’s worst beat.
That distinction belongs to a Rangers-Padres game that maybe 17 people were watching. And I’m assuming those 17 were only watching because they bet on this meaningless September baseball game.
I just hope none of those 17 bet the under 8.5, which lost in horrifying fashion.
Under bettors probably turned off this game to watch the Lions lose again, thinking they had a winner.
I mean how can an under 8.5 lose in a game the Rangers led 3-2 headed to the bottom of the ninth inning? Especially against the Padres offense at Petco Park?
Texas sent in Jeffrey Springs for the save, who got Eric Hosmer to ground out to start the inning. But Springs didn’t have too much success after that, as he allowed a game-tying double after issuing a walk.
With a man on second in a 3-3 game and only one out, a simple base hit would send the Padres (and under bettors) home winners.
Well, Springs would give up that game-winning hit, but he first walked two more batters to load the bases. And that game-winning hit was a walk-off grand slam to give the Padres a 7-3 win.
If only Springs just walked one more batter.
Look on the bright side, under bettors: At least you didn’t have to suffer through more of a Rangers-Padres September game.