The Atlanta Braves, like everyone in Major League Baseball, are having an interesting season. They have tried plenty of pitchers, and are having issues nailing down a decent rotation. Despite that, they have a great record. On Wednesday night, they recorded history in the form of scoring 29 runs. Anytime you can win after a pitcher you traded for comes in and gives up eight runs (after you have scored 11 already) is something special.
The 29 they scored off the Miami Marlins (18 of which came from home runs) ended up being one shy of the MLB record set by the Texas Rangers in 2007. Freddie Freeman got his 1500th hit on the evening as part of a six-RBI night. But Adam Duvall was the standout star, going 3-4 and driving in 9 RBIs of his own. Four of those came in the seventh inning when he smashed a grand slam in the 29-9 win. That was the perfect response from the Braves, who had been blanked 8-0 by the fish the day prior. They are first in the NL East with a 25-18 record as things stand, all despite having far from the most solid of pitching staffs.