It was an interesting night in MLB. In fact, something rather rare happened, and I'm not referring to the Zambrano-Zito matchup. And I'm also not talking about Jered Weaver's no-hitter.
No, this rarity happened in Atlanta, where the Braves rallied multiple times for a crazy 15-13 victory over the Phillies. With Roy Halladay as Philly's starter. Very weird.
"It was just a weird game all the way around," Braves catcher Brian
McCann said on MLB.com. "Stuff you never see happened tonight. I've never been a
part of a game quite like this before. Tonight was something that you
Consider this, according to data on baseball-reference.com, since the start of the 2010 season there were 168 games in which a team scored 13 or more runs heading into last night. None of those teams lost. Going back to include 2009 and teams scoring 13 or more runs were 245-1.
I'm guessing no one would've seen this coming, especially with Doc on the mound. It was the 8th walk-off HR for Chipper Jones and his first since May 17, 2006. That one also came in the bottom of the 11th inning, a 3-run blast with Atlanta trailing by a run.