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:
- Braves: 28-17
- Phillies: 26-18
- Mets: 23-19
- Nationals: 24-21
- Marlins: 17-29