The May 2, 2012 Atlanta Braves / Philadelphia Phillie game was crazy. We won in extra innings. Here are some of the stats.
- It was the highest-scoring extra-inning game in the Major Leagues since 2006.
- It was the highest-scoring extra-inning game in the National League since July 4, 1985, when the Mets outlasted the Braves, 16-13, in 19 innings.
- The only other major-league team in the past 30 years that won a game after rallying from a deficit of at least six runs and overcoming a separate disadvantage of four or more runs was the 1997 Mariners, in a 12-11 victory against the Rockies.
- The last team to lose an 11+ inning game while scoring 13+ was the 116-win 2001 Mariners.
- The last team to win in 11+ innings while scoring 13+ was managed by… Charlie Manuel, tonight’s losing manager.
- This was the Braves’ 4th win since 1918 when allowing 13+ runs, and the 2nd in the last 60 years.
- This was the first game in MLB history to end 15-13 in 11 or more innings (since 1918, anyway).
- Roy Halladay gave up eight runs, the most he had allowed since surrendering nine on May 5, 2007 against the Rangers.
- This is the first time in Halladay’s career that he’s given up more than 6 runs to an NL team.
- Halladay was working with a 6-0 lead when he gave up six runs in the fifth inning and then two more in the sixth. He was 107-0 in his career in starts in which he was given a four-run lead. The Phillies, though, let him off the hook by rallying in the seventh.
- The Braves had 3 bases-loaded hits all year coming into last night. They had 3 bases-loaded hits in the 5th inning of last night’s game… off Roy Halladay.
- Brian McCann hit just the fourth grand slam ever given up by Halladay (Evan Longoria hit the last in 2008).
- The “I Hit A Slam Off Roy Halladay Club”: Evan Longoria, Alfonso Soriano, Andy Sheets, and now Brian McCann.
- That was the first homer allowed by Halladay in six starts this season.
- Chipper Jones and Jason Giambi each hit game-ending home runs on Wednesday. It was the first day in major-league history on which two players age 40 or older hit walk-off homers.
- Never before had two men, each with at least 400 career home runs to their credit, hit walk-off round-trippers on the same day.
- Jones’s walkoff was his first since May 17, 2006 against the Marlins. It was the eighth of his career.
Chipper hits the walk off!