Baseball is a game of stats, and when there's a game like last night's game where 28 runs are scored, there are bound to be plenty of firsts and plenty of jaw droppers, both on the field and in the stats. I have combed the interwebs and compiled some of the more interesting stats from last night's game. They came primarily from Hardball Talk, ESPN, and our very own esteemed Junkstats.
- 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.
There will probably be some more that come up throughout the day. If so, I'll add them into this post. Crazy!