The Turf Monster’s teeth have been in full force this week.
First, it took down the Giants’ Daniel Jones as he was headed for the end zone Thursday. The touchdown turned into an 80-yard run that will go down in Internet infamy as Big Blue lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 22-21.
The internet wins again.
Recap of Giants win probability at the end of the game… in Daniel Jones form 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/xICjt9whao
— Coy Wire (@CoyWire) October 23, 2020
Then, Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on one of the most incredible — insane? — plays.
With two out and first and second, Brett Phillips singled to right-center, Kevin Kiermaier scored to tie the game. However, Chris Taylor booted the hit and Randy Arozarena flew around the bases … turning around third and heading home.
Enter Turf Monster, II.
Arozarena went flying face first and appeared to be dead, caught in a rundown at best.
However, Dodgers catcher Will Smith thought he would have to make a swipe tag on the charging Ray and misplayed the throw.
Arozarena somehow pulled himself together and headed home, diving across the plate with the winning run. He slapped home plate repetitively after the wild finish that left the World Series tied at 2 games apiece.
— ESPN (@espn) October 25, 2020
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) October 25, 2020
So, the question is who did it better, Jones or Arozarena?
The answer: The Ray, of course, because he scored while the Giants’ quarterback came up eight yards short.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 25, 2020