What did you call the opposite of a pitcher’s duel?
That’s not the set-up to a joke awaiting a punch-line, I’m genuinely asking. It wouldn’t be a blowout, right? Not if both teams are crushing the ball simultaneously. So I don’t know if there is an obvious name. And if there isn’t one yet, we might have to name it after the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Rochester Red Wings.
On Saturday afternoon, the Triple-A affiliates of the Phillies and Twins combined to score 38 runs on 43 hits and 8 walks. The final score was 20-18.
But the most amazing part of that insane, extra-inning affair was the 15 long balls launched between the two teams. As the Red Wings Twitter account pointed out, that’s over a full mile of home runs … IN ONE GAME. That is absolutely nuts.
And you can watch it all unfold right here:
Here's 15 homers…
from 10 different players…
that traveled a combined 1.1 MILES (5,919 feet)!!!!!!!
— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) April 13, 2019
According to NBC Sports, Jan Hernandez, Sean Rodriguez, Andrew Romine, Dylan Cozens, and Zander Wiel each hit two homers that day, while Mitch Walding, Ronald Torreyes, Wilin Rosario, Brent Rooker, and Wynston Sawyer hit one apiece.
As you can imagine, various records were set.
I’ve heard the pitchers are forming a support group. Rightfully so.