Aug 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielderDavid Peralta
(6) celebrates with teammates after hitting a against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Diamondbacks (56-56) made some noise Tuesday night after they sent 15 men to the plate in the 2nd inning and dropped an 11-spot on the board in route to a 31-1 victory to get back to a .500 record.
According to MLB.com, the D-backs made history as they managed for 10 hits in the inning, defeating their previous record of eight, which happened three times. The last time they managed that many hits, you have to go back to April 11, 2010 in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 11 runs scored, however, was the second-most runs scored in one inning in D-backs’ history. They scored 13 runs in the 4th inning in that April 2010 game against the Pirates.
Call to the Pen
And the history doesn’t stop there. It was also the first time in D-backs history that four players had two hits in the same inning. The Cardinals were the last team to do that back in 2011.
A few batters later, Hellickson picked up his first RBI hit when he crushed a single to center field to score Aaron Hill and Owings.
With the score 4-1, the Phillies were still in reach. But David Peralta broke things wide open when he pounded a grand slam home run to deep center field to make it a 8-1 ball game.
And the long ball didn’t stop there. A couple batters later, with Buchanan still on the mound, Hill smashed a two-run homer to left to make it 10-1.
And finally, Hellickson stepped up to the plate again the delivered once more with a RBI base hit to center to score A.J. Pollock and wrap up the 11-run inning.
Hellickson, Tomas, Hill and Owings were the four batters that picked up two hits each in the 2nd inning. That, if I might add, is completely insane. How often do you hear about one batter, let alone four batters, pick up multiple hits in the same inning?
Obviously, it has been four years since we have seen that in baseball, but who would imagine the D-backs accomplishing that feat with one of the batters being the pitcher!
The D-backs went on to add a run in the 5th and the 6th to top off the night with 13 total runs in a 13-1 victory.
Tuesday also marked the second night in a row that the D-backs scored 13 runs in a game. They defeated Philadelphia in the opener 13-3.
The D-backs will go for the sweep Wednesday afternoon with first pitch at 12:40 p.m.