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Former O's pitcher Milone makes history in Braves’ record-setting night

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Former Orioles and current Atlanta Braves starter Tommy Milone had a rather interesting appearance on Wednesday.

In the second inning of the content, the Braves tallied 11 runs in just the one-half inning, giving Milone an 11-2 lead to work with. Unfortunately for the starter that began the season with Baltimore before being traded to Atlanta, he was unable to do much with the cushion

Pulled after 3.1 innings and eight earned runs, he was not eligible for a win in what became a 22-8 contest in the fifth inning, as starters must finish five innings to qualify for a victory. So despite getting 10-plus runs from his offense, Milone did not get a win.

A strange occurrence, things get even stranger, as this wasn't the first time this has happened to Milone...in 2020. 

Back on Aug. 30, the Braves scored 10 runs in the second inning against the Phillies, but Milone only lasted 2.1 innings and gave up seven earned runs of his own. The two poor showings have earned him a place in the history books, but not for a good reason.

Milone is now the first modern-era pitcher to not record a win in a game in which his team scored 10-plus runs in one inning while he was still in the game twice in one season, according to Stats Perform.

Atlanta won the matchup with Philadelphia 12-10, and moved to 2-0 in the offensive explosions after topping the Marlins 29-9 on Wednesday. But Milone is 0-0 in those contests, and all he has to show for the run support is a spot in the bad part of MLB history.

 

The Braves, however, made their own history on Wednesday. By scoring 22 of the game's combined 30 runs through five innings, they had set a new team record for runs scored in a game since they relocated to Atlanta. If you didn't read it right the first few times, they did this in only five innings. They set the all-time franchise record once they hit 25 runs the following inning.

Adam Duvall's seventh-inning grand slam pushed that number to 29 runs, and it also made him the first player in franchise history with multiple three-homer games.

In any other season, these strange circumstances would have many scratching their head. But based on how 2020 has gone so far, this is just baseball.