Each team came to bat 11 times, with 33 outs recorded, and in 15 of those 22 half-innings there was at least one baserunner. The number of small things that could’ve dramatically changed the game’s outcome — a ball called a strike, a bad hop, a runner caught napping on the bag or a foul ball hooking fair — was staggering.
It was enough to make you stop and think: What a ballgame.
Matt Williams is the assistant sports editor of The Salem News. You can contact him at MWilliams@salemnews.com, 978-338-2669 and follow him on Twitter @MattWilliams_SN. #StrikeOutALS.