Baseball history was made in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 11-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, as the team managed to score a hit in every inning of the lopsided game. This hallmark, which is rarer than a perfect game, has only been achieved 16 times in the MLB according to the #MLBmemorybank, a little less than the 23 perfect games recorded in the league.
The remarkable showing was led by a homer hit by Chris Carter, early in the game, paving the way for 13 more hits and 10 more runs. Although the 13 hits and 10 runs did not come so easily.
A lone run in the second inning was scored through a steal by Manny Pina, while a score in the fifth was only thanks to a bad pickoff attempt which sent Orlando Arcia to second. From second he ran home after a pop-up to left field was missed by Braves’ third baseman Adnonis Garcia.
The eighth inning posted a big challenge when Jonathan Villar was still on first with two outs. Arcia was next to bat and he hit the ball to center on his third attempt, the ball bouncing away from Ender Inciarte and Villar picking up the score.
And while the record they set was rarer than a perfect game, the Brewers weren’t even aware of their achievement. By the ninth inning, Eddie Perez, Atlanta’s first base coach, had to point out to Brewers first baseman Chris Carter about their feat.
“I then looked up (at the scoreboard) and was like, ‘Oh yeah, we did score in every inning,'” Carter told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I didn’t even notice that. That’s pretty cool. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that.”
And Carter would be almost right, as the last time this happened was at a Detroit Tigers game in 2014-rarer than a perfect game, indeed.
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