So, the Phillies beat the Reds, 5-4, in 19 innings in a game that started Wednesday night. It was the sixth-longest game in Phillies history and it finally ended when Raul Ibanez, who was 1-for-8, drove home Jimmy Rollins with a sacrifice fly. The game lasted so long that we almost forgot that Roy Halladay was the starting pitcher, so many hours ago.
A look at some numbers from an epic Wednesday night and Thursday morning at Citizens Bank Park:
Time of game: 6 hours, 11 minutes
Time game ended: 1:19 a.m.
Yesterday's game: Began at 1:05 p.m., less than 12 hours later
At-bats: Phillies 65, Reds 70
Hits: Phillies 13, Reds 15
Home runs: 3 (Jay Bruce, Ben Francisco, Ryan Howard)
Runners left on base: Phillies 16, Reds 17
Runners left in scoring position: Phillies 8, Reds 8
Number of pitchers used: Phillies 9, Reds 7
Reserve infielders who pitched: One. (Wilson Valdez, who moved to the mound from second base. It was his first professional pitching appearance.)
Reserve infielders who got the win: One. (Valdez, who needed 10 pitches in the 19th inning to record three outs and to plunk Scott Rolen. He is the first position player to earn a win since Colorado catcher Brett Mayne on Aug. 22, 2000. And the first to start in the field and get the win on the mound since Babe Ruth in 1921.)
Bringing the heat: Valdez hit 90 mph while facing reigning NL MVP Joey Votto, who flied out to deep centerfield.
Does it all: Valdez was 3-for-6 at the plate.
Double switch: Catcher Carlos Ruiz finished the game at third base. Dane Sardinha caught the 19th inning. Wonder if Sardinha will be Wilson Valdez' designated catcher going forward?
Half-innings without scoring: Phillies 15, Reds 16
No bull: In 12 innings of relief, the Phillies' bullpen allowed only one run.
Struck out: Phillies 11, Reds 16
Walks allowed: Phillies 5, Reds 8
Number of pitches: 600 (Phillies 308, Reds 292)
Most Phillies at-bats: Rollins, who was 2-for-8 with one walk.
Most Reds at-bats: Drew Stubbs, who was 2-for-9.
Attendance at end: 8,000 (give or take)
A lasting cheer: Former Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen was 0-for-7. Oh, and he got hit by a pitch delivered by a 33-year-old journeyman infielder/relief pitcher.
PHILLIES' LONGEST GAMES
21 innings: July 17, 1918, at Chicago Cubs; L, 1-2
20 innings: Aug. 24, 1905, vs. Chicago Cubs; L, 1-2
20 innings: April 30, 1919, vs. Brooklyn Dodgers; T, 9-9
20 innings: May 4, 1973, vs. Atlanta Braves; W, 5-4
20 innings: July 7, 1993, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers; W, 7-6
19 innings: June 13, 1918, vs. St. Louis Cardinals; T, 8-8
19 innings: Sept. 15, 1950, vs. Cincinnati Reds; W, 8-7
19 innings: May 25, 2011, vs. Cincinnati Reds; W, 5-4
18 innings: June 1, 1919, at Brooklyn Dodgers; W, 10-9
18 innings: June 9, 1949, at Pittsburgh Pirates; W, 4-3
18 innings: Oct. 2, 1965, at New York Mets; T, 0-0
18 innings: May 21, 1967, vs. Cincinnati Reds; W, 2-1