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April 15, 2014

What You Need to Know

Back-and-Forth Baseball

by Daniel Rathman


The Monday Takeaway
At the start of the eighth inning, yesterday’s series opener between the Braves and Phillies was a tidy 2-1 affair. Ryan Howard homered in the second inning to give the home team its lone run of the game, and Evan Gattis went yard in the sixth to turn the visitors’ one-run deficit into a one-run lead. Then, three relievers took turns making history, as Citizens Bank Park lived up to its unforgiving reputation.

B.J. Rosenberg went first. He faced three batters—Gattis, Dan Uggla, and Andrelton Simmons—and all three of them found the seats, becoming the second troika of the season to go back-to-back-to-back. It had been at least 64 years since another reliever was so badly bludgeoned.

With the Braves now up 5-1, Luis Avilan decided to one-up Rosenberg. He served up only one tater, but that one was a three-run bomb off the bat of Domonic Brown, which scored the third, fourth, and fifth runs of the frame and put the Phillies ahead 6-5. Little did Avilan know that, an inning later, he would become the first pitcher since Jack Knott in 1934 to be credited with a win after allowing at least five earned runs and recording no more than three outs*.

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