The Atlanta Braves set a modern era (post-1900) National League record when they scored 29 runs against the Marlins on Wednesday night — the Chicago Colts scored 36 in 1897.
Atlanta was down 2-0 before scoring 11 runs in the second inning and multiple runs in the five innings after that. There are too many ridiculous stats from the game to list them all, but Adam Duvall went 3-4 with three home runs and nine RBI, his second three-homer game of the season. Duvall's nine RBI were also the most by a Brave since Tony Cloninger on July 3, 1966.
Freddie Freeman had a home run — also his 1,500th career hit — and six RBI. Ronald Acuña became the first National League player with three hits, three walks and three RBI since Todd Helton in 2003.
Wednesday's game was also the first game in MLB history to end with a final score of 29-9, the first "scorigami" in more than two decades.
This was some of the most fun I've ever had watching a regular season Braves game, but in a way it makes it even more frustrating that the team's pitching situation is what it is. With the offensive firepower this team has, there's simply no excuse for it to not be right there with the Dodgers as the best teams in baseball. It still has a chance to make a run in the Postseason with this insane lineup, but the team could be so much better.
Regardless, it's hard to complain about anything on a night when you score 29 runs. They should try that more often.