Serious Comeback! Braves Score Five Two-Out Runs in the 9th to Walk it Off

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Serious Comeback! Braves Score Five Two-Out Runs in the 9th to Walk it Off

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By one measure, the Atlanta Braves boast the best offense in the National League this season (by 0.01 runs scored per game over the Cubs) and that skill was on full-display yesterday against the Marlins.

Entering the ninth inning down 9-4, the Braves scored six runs (five of which came after they already had two outs) for the most dramatic come-from-behind win of the season:

At their absolute lowest point, the Braves had less than one percent chance of winning the game (0.7% to be exact).

And, yet, they managed to get it done.

Here’s how the inning played out:

Marlins 9, Braves 4

  • Dansby Swanson strikes out 1 Out
  • Ryan Flaherty walks
  • Ozzie Albies singles
  • Ronald Acuna out on sac fly 2 Out

Marlins 9, Braves 5

  • Freddie Freeman Singles

Marlins 9, Braves 6

  • Nick Markakis Singles

Marlins 9, Braves 7

  • Tyler Flowers walks
  • Kur Suzuki singles

Marlins 9, Braves 8

  • John Carmargo walks
  • Dansby Swanson Singles

Marlins 9, Braves 10 – Game over. 

In between all of those plate appearances, Ozzie Albies took a free base (defensive indifference (lol)), there was a throwing error, Freddie Freeman took a free base (defensive indifference ((lol (x2))), there was a pitching change, Nick Markakis stole second base, there was a mound visit, there was a wild pitch, and there was one final mound visit, before Swanson walked it off.

Swanson started the inning with a strike out and ended it with a two-run walk-off down the left field line. Talk about redemption. Braves win. Braves lead the NL East:

  1. Braves: 28-17
  2. Phillies: 26-18
  3. Mets: 23-19
  4. Nationals: 24-21
  5. Marlins: 17-29


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami