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June 2, 2014

What You Need to Know

Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2

by Daniel Rathman


The Weekend Takeaway
Nine innings simply wasn’t enough for the Mets and Phillies this weekend, so they decided to play a whole lot of extra baseball. Fourteen innings, to be precise—and not once, but twice.

That doesn't happen very often.

Before Saturday, there had been only 17 occasions in at least the last century on which a club needed a minimum of 14 frames to settle back-to-back contests, according to the Baseball-Reference Play Index. The most recent were the Angels on September 8-10, 2010, but those games were against two different opponents—the Mariners and Indians—and the Halos had a day of rest in between. The last two teams to play each other for that long on consecutive days were the Indians and Pirates, on June 20-21, 2003.

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