May 3, 2012 at 1:07 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Carlos Ruiz, .489
Least Valuable Phillie: Michael Schwimer, -.649
Most Valuable Brave: Martin Prado, .391
Least Valuable Brave: Eric O’Flaherty, -.522
Big swing: Prado’s two-run single in the eighth tied the game at 12, .410.
Ruiz’s three-run homer in the seventh was worth .409.
Chipper Jones’ walk-off home run in the 11th was worth .306.
Via Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Phillies had not lost a regular-season game when scoring 13 or more runs since 1969.
Before this game, Roy Halladay had been handed a four-run lead 118 times. Only eight times did his team lose, and Halladay had never been charged with a loss.
Halladay had gone 50 innings without allowing a home run until Brian McCann’s grand slam tied the game at six.
It was only the fourth grand slam allowed by Halladay and the first in four years.
Halladay had not allowed six runs in one inning since 2007.
It’s difficult to comprehend the enormity of this game. There were seven players who had WPA’s of .300+ or below -.300.
There were 15 plays in the game that drew a WPA above .100 or below -.100. It’s not uncommon to have at least one game a night in MLB that doesn’t have a single WPA play reaching .100.
Leads blown were by six runs, four runs, two runs and one run.
And the man who ended the game is a 40-year-old who ended it on his 500th professional home run.