Good morning, Athletics Nation!
The Oakland A’s have won three out of four games against the Houston Astros this week, and in the process they’ve scored a respectable 17 runs. The Atlanta Braves had that total beat by the 5th inning on Wednesday.
The Braves set a modern National League record by scoring 29 runs in their game against the Miami Marlins, resulting in a 29-9 rout. Atlanta put up 11 in the 2nd inning alone, and had 22 by the end of the 5th. The Marlins had eight by that point, which any other day would have been impressive, and yet they found themselves down by double-digits. Here’s the full box score.
The biggest line belonged to Adam Duvall, who hit three homers and drove in nine runs. It was the outfielder’s second three-homer game in the last eight days. Freddie Freeman added six more RBI, and Ronald Acuña five, including a dinger for each. The Braves went yard seven times overall.
On the other side of the ledger, Marlins reliever Jordan Yamamoto allowed 13 runs — but only 12 earned! — while recording eight outs. He entered the game with an 11.42 ERA, and it went up to 18.26. Miami’s starter Pablo Lopez also let through seven runs, while Braves starter Tommy Milone was charged with eight and pulled in the 4th inning but was let off the hook by his teammates many times over.
The previous modern NL record (since 1900) was 28 runs, by the Cardinals (against the Phillies) in 1929. The MLB record still belongs to the Texas Rangers, who beat the Orioles 30-3 in 2007. Click here for more facts and figures on the Braves’ outburst.
You feel for the Marlins, but what about the Brewers? They won 19-0 yesterday and nobody outside Milwaukee probably even noticed.
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Yesterday Game Highlights
Wednesday: Win! On a Laser walk-off!
Ramon is too laser-focused for Gatorade showers, though.
lmao nothing can faze Ramón pic.twitter.com/5QOBSNG6J7— The Rickey Henderson of Blogs (@RickeyBlog) September 10, 2020
Best of Twitter
Vimael Machin, who was born in Puerto Rico and attended the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, speaks about wearing No. 21 on Roberto Clemente Day
And Tony Kemp receives his nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award
Extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.@tonykemp personifies the spirit of the Roberto Clemente Award! Vote for Tony at https://t.co/3WkFc1yntU pic.twitter.com/l0b9SJH6vL— Oakland A's (@Athletics) September 10, 2020
Putting the “gold” in green and gold
Chappy and Olson get their Gold Gloves pic.twitter.com/sl5nUD7J6k— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) September 10, 2020
Yeah, but do we know he’s not the next Johnny Bench?
Dusty Baker is lamenting the team's walks: "We’re pitching Murphy like he’s Johnny Bench or something."— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 10, 2020
U Can’t Touch This
Jesús Luzardo, Mean 98mph Sinker. ✝️ pic.twitter.com/kLJOdey2Bw— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 10, 2020
Former A’s prospect makes it to the Show!
First-career hit for Eli White! pic.twitter.com/ZwzKcZq4J7— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) September 10, 2020
Top 100 prospect alert (he’s a catcher) (and the A’s play the Rangers again soon)
Hearing the Rangers will indeed add Sam Huff to roster today. Was mentioned as legitimate possibility last night— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) September 10, 2020
No return for the Jedi :-(
"I don't know what he's doing," Rojas said about Jed Lowrie, who has been eligible to come off the 45-day IL for the last week. Hard to see Lowrie playing for the Mets in 2020.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) September 9, 2020
But perhaps some revenge for the Sith
Dusty Baker said Justin Verlander was throwing another bullpen session today back in Houston.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) September 9, 2020
Baker said he thought Verlander was going to throw 50-55 pitches, which is a lot more than I think I expected him to say.