Yankees' Triple-A team walks off all-time wild game after MLB defensive whiz's gaffe

The sea was angry in Scranton on Wednesday, my friends.
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If you prefer your baseball with an overwhelming whiff of normalcy, then you would've really hated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' frenzied comeback on Wednesday afternoon against the Syracuse Mets. That rivalry, of course, is known as the Subway Series (If You Stole a Subway Car and Drove it on the Highway).

Down 6-1 in the bottom of the fourth -- win some, lose some -- the RailRiders rallied to tie with five runs in the frame ... which they somehow nearly gave back in the top half of the fifth in an outing that can conservatively be called "Not Edgar Barclay's Day, Nor Cody Morris' Day".

It was, however, the offense's day, as the RailRiders chipped away from there. Despite the bumpy start, this day went far better than Will Warren's Tuesday.

Down 10-6, Luis Torrens homered off ex-big-leaguer Joey Lucchesi. In a 10-8 ballgame in the ninth, Jeter Downs followed suit (who, by the way, is now up to .259 with an .869 OPS in his age-25 season). Journeyman (and Yankees fan favorite) Greg Allen doubled later in the frame, but was a few bounces away from being stranded at third to end the game ... when defense-first veteran infielder Jose Iglesias decided he might as well create a few additional bounces.

Yankees' prospects at Triple-A tie game late on Jose Iglesias error, win on Caleb Durbin walk-off

Remember when a 31-year-old Iglesias keyed Boston's 2021 playoff push out of literal nowhere, but then joined the roster too late to help them in the postseason, where they narrowly missed an underdog World Series berth? Me neither; I received brain surgery specifically meant to block those two months out.

Of course, giving the Yankees' offense extra outs is typically a bad idea at any level, and who better to make the Mets pay than Caleb Durbin, the do-it-all infielder/outfielder/third base coach/experienced carpenter?

Durbin mashed his third home run of the year for his fourth hit of the game, the second time he's accomplished that feat this year.

That floated Durbin's average back over .300, bumped his OPS up to .870, and secured his place in every future conversation about Gleyber Torres.

They don't usually get this wild at the MLB level, and a special shoutout to Iglesias for opening the door to a room overflowing with Yankee minor-league greatness.