[Box Score] Without question, they will be talking about this one a long time in Atlanta. Perhaps even forever. Just one night after getting shutout by Sixto Sanchez and the Miami Marlins, the Atlanta Braves scored a National League record 29 runs on Wednesday night. Moreover, it is the most runs the Braves have scored since moving to Atlanta in 1966. Ronald Acuña Jr. helped set the tone and lead the way, getting on base six times. One of those was this monstrous home run to center. Good God, this guy is just unbelievable to watch.
In addition, Acuña Jr. also hit a backside bases-clearing double off the wall in right center that was nearly a grand slam. Ironically, just one more run would have given Atlanta the all time MLB record of 30 runs.
Furthermore, Adam Duvall tied an Atlanta record with three home runs and 9 runs batted in. Duvall hit a two-run homer, three-run homer, and grand slam in that order. Indeed, this is a team that needs some help in the pitching department, but it’s hard to argue that they don’t hit enough to go to the World Series and win the entire thing.
As we have mentioned in the posts prior about the Braves, with Ronald Acuña Jr. atop the lineup, they’re truly capable of anything. Just look at this night in which they forced the Miami Marlins to throw over 300 pitches as an example.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 10, 2020
In the weird season of 2020, the Braves put together a game that will be talked about forever in baseball lore.