By the numbers: Longest game in Diamondbacks history
Did you stay up to watch the finale of the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night?
Well, technically it ended Wednesday morning.
But if you did, you witnessed a plethora of records in the 3-2 D-backs win.
In a series that was headlined by the return of former D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Tuesday night’s extra-inning affair became the longest game in Arizona Diamondbacks history.
And for those that may have called it a night before Ildemaro Vargas’ walk-off single, here’s a look back by the numbers:
Tuesday night’s game went 19 innings, which is the longest game in D-backs history in terms of innings played.
The totality of the contest lasted a whopping six hours and 53 minutes, which is the longest game in Chase Field history, but unbelievably not the longest in franchise history.
That title belongs to a 2013 matchup in which it took Arizona seven hours and six minutes to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
The D-backs also set franchise records for the number of total players and pitchers used in a single game.
Manager Torey Lovullo had to deploy a total of 27 players and 13 pitchers to bring home the win.
But Arizona’s pitchers proved that they were more than capable of holding St. Louis’ bats at bay.
The pitching staff combined for 24 strikeouts, 22 of which were by the bullpen (MLB record).
The Cardinals also fanned 24 batters over the 19 frames, which, combined with the D-backs’ 24, brought the strikeout total on the night to 48.
That number ties the MLB record for most combined strikeouts in a single game since 1906.
It’s also only the second time in MLB history that two teams have each had 21 or more strikeouts in a single contest.
And if there was any part of you that was worried about not getting to watch enough west coast baseball Tuesday night, then you were in luck.
It took the Colorado Rockies 16 innings to beat the Giants 8-5 in San Francisco, the first time two games on the same day have gone 16 innings or longer on the west coast.