The Braves scored 29 in a record-setting performance vs. the Marlins; Five things to know about Atlanta’s growth

The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins by a score of 29-9 on Wednesday night (box score), setting a franchise record for runs scored, while modern-era highs for single-game offensive production. The record was set by the 2007 Texas Rangers, who conceded 30 runs as part of a stormy win against the Baltimore Orioles.

A historical performance deserves some sort of breakdown, so let’s highlight five aspects worth knowing about from the aggressive attack of the Braves.

1. Duval gets off

Adam Duvall entered a completely solid season on Wednesday night. He was batting. .256 / .295 / .554 (115 OPS +) with 10 home runs and 20 runs over 129 trips at the plate. Their number is about to enter fully on Thursday.

That’s because Duvall himself was a night to remember on Wednesday. He scored 3 of 4 with three home runs and scored nine runs. He struck out a two-run homer as 11 runs out in the second. A three-run homer in the fifth; And then a grand slam in the seventh that halted the Braves’ score for the night. DuVall tied pitcher Tony Cloninger for the franchise record at RBI. Clevinger installed a grand slam pair in July 1966.

DuVall is now hitting .272 / .319 / .632 with 13 home runs and 29 RBI on the season. It was his second three-homer game in September, by the way. He previously launched a trio on September 2 against the Boston Red Sox.

2. Braves receive production from all

It was not Duval doing the lifting for the Braves on Wednesday. Four of his teammates recorded three-plus hits, and three others scored two hits. Everyone who did at least one knock. Four Braves scored four or more runs, and five were scored at least once.

Ronald Acuna Jr. hit the base six times (three hits and three walks), scoring four runs on the night, while Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley joined Duval in scoring the appearances five times.

3. Atlanta’s highest scoring game since 2001

As noted in the introduction, the Braves set a new franchise record for runs scored. The last time he topped it was in October of 2001 with 20 runs in a game. Oddly, it also came against the Marlins. Earlier, in the modern era, the Braves had scored more than 20 just once, with the Colorado Rockies in April 1999.

While 20 was the franchise’s highmark for runs scored in Atlanta history, the Milwaukee Braves scored 23 against the Chicago Cubs in 1957. Those Braves were some of the most recognizable names in their lineup, including Eddie Matthews, Hank Aaron and Wes Covington, who batted combined for 15 runs.

4. Yamamoto has a terrible night

The Marlins used five pitchers on Wednesday night. Only one of them, Raine Stanek, ran without permission for at least four runs. (Stanak opened an eighth inning.) The worst of those attempts was that of Jordan Yamamoto, who entered the second with the help of Pablo Lopez.

However, Yamamoto offered no relief. Rather, he faced 22 batters and allowed 13 hit-plus-walks. In total, Yamamoto was charged with 12 earned runs. He is the second reliever since 1944 to allow more than 13 runs in an appearance., Joined Vin Mazazaro in 2011.

Yamamoto’s ERA entering the evening was 11.42; Departed at night, it was 18.26.

5. Milon Makes Suspicious History

Braves starter Tommy Milone made it a part of his history on Wednesday night, even if it was not good. He became the first pitcher in the modern era to score more than 10 runs in an innings without winning his team different starts. Milon’s might is made more impressive by the fact that Wednesday was his third start after joining the Braves via trade.