Posted by Andy on April 27, 2010
Well that game was the very definition of a barn-burner.
Here are some statistical notes:
Since 1920 (excluding 1940-1951, for which we do not have detailed box scores), this was just the 13th game in which both starting pitchers went no more than 3 innings and allowed at least 7 earned runs:
If you add in allowing at least 8 hits, the #2 game between the Rangers and Angels is the only other one in addition to yesterday's that qualifies.
This is one of 3 games so far this season in which 12 different players got at least 1 RBI:
(But actually, the other two games on that list are more impressive to me because they featured fewer runs overall.) As recently as last year, this Red Sox-Yankees game featured 16 different players with an RBI.
The Red Sox are the first team this year to boast five different players with at least 3 hits in the same game:
And the two teams combined for a whopping 8 players with at least 3 hits:
The last game with more was this 2008 Rangers - White Sox game in which 9 players got 3+ hits.
The game featured the largest WPA for any one team in a game so far this year:
That's what happens when you score gobs of runs, then your pitchers give them back, then you score gobs more, your pitchers give them back, etc. Incidentally, this certainly will not be the most WPA in a game for all of 2010. In the last 3 seasons there have been 43 games with more WPA.