Did you see the Braves’ comeback?

The Braves scored seven runs in the ninth inning to stun the Reds Thursday at Turner Field.
We have three questions for you, Braves fans.

1 — Where were you? At work? At home? Listening on the radio?
2 — Did you give up when they were down 8-0 in the second inning and miss the whole comeback?
3 — If you watched it, is this the greatest comeback you’ve ever seen? What others would you compare it too?

If you did miss it, Sport South will replay the game at 11 p.m. tonight.

Also, here’s the view from photographer Curtis Compton: and a recap from the AJC’s Carroll Rogers.

162 comments Add your comment

Nylgia

May 20th, 2010
4:45 pm

1. I was at home. I was not feeling well and left work early. I put the Braves on as I dozed.
2. I did give up in the second inning and shut off the gamecast at work before I left. I just put them on for background noise when I got home.
3. It was the best comeback ever. I’m trying to find the six run comeback the Braves had back in the 90s. I think that was against the Reds too. I heard it on the radio at work.

ryguy

May 20th, 2010
4:47 pm

1. work
2. no
3. yes!

Kurt

May 20th, 2010
4:49 pm

I was at work and missed it. Glad that Turner South is replaying it tonight. I’ll surely set my DVR.

JK

May 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!

1. work gamecast/radio
2. Never give up on the Bravos!
3. Right up there!

Bravos

May 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

1. At home.
2. I gave up and had an appointment at 2:30. I saw the 8 run inning and left disgruntled. I came back and saw the 8th and 9th innings.
3. Yes

Jason Foster

May 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

The biggest Braves comeback I can remember was when they overcame an 8-1 ninth-inning deficit to beat the Phillies in May 1994. That game ended up going 15 innings, I believe, with pitcher Mike Stanton getting the game-winning hit with a chop bunt over the infield.

John

May 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

What about the one against the Orioles a few years ago. (Last time the Bravos made the playoffs?) That one turned the season around, but still wasn’t as exciting as this one!

Kraci87

May 20th, 2010
4:52 pm

Work, was getting updates from ESPN after each score and turned to mlb.com for the last three batters, definitely one of the biggest and best in the 20+ years I have followed them

king of mean

May 20th, 2010
4:52 pm

I had just picked up my daughter from school. we were both listening to it on the radio and couldn’t believe what Jim Powell said. Grand Slam!!!

I’ve always said i’d rather be lucky than good…

Sandlot

May 20th, 2010
4:55 pm

1. At work, listening on the radio.
2. Never. I listened the whole way.
3. Can’t wait to see the rebroadcast tonight, because it reminded me of big rallies in years past!

Smack

May 20th, 2010
4:55 pm

@ work listening online! Literally jumped out of my seat and started jumping up and down! Great comeback!

John

May 20th, 2010
4:56 pm

1.At home and kinda gave up but the Yankees almost did this last night so I

2. watched the 9th,

3. 91 or 92? we had a great one like this.

Patricia Templeton

May 20th, 2010
4:56 pm

Heard the Reds’ grand slam on the radio on the way home (early). Turned TV on the top of the ninth. Best bottom of the ninth EVER!

MB

May 20th, 2010
4:57 pm

I was out hunting for a job :( I’ll be sure to record the replay tonight, though! Definitely a keeper!

Trae

May 20th, 2010
4:57 pm

I was listening in Athens on the radio. When the guys started talking about how we had a chance to come back in the 6th or 7th, I chuckled to myself.

An amazing comeback.

a

May 20th, 2010
4:57 pm

i actually blame the AJC for me missing this.

i listened the first 8 innings at work and then had to step out briefly. when i came back, i logged on to check the box score and they had a zero in the bottom of the ninth column, so i thought the game ended 9-3. if the game is still going, don’t fill in the box yet!!!!!

great game, great win. let’s go get em on the road.

Smoltzfan

May 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

Simply amazing! I really hope this gets our season going. I also hope that Hansen hasn’t fallen off the wagon.

Playin' hooky

May 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

At the game, skipping work. Tempted to leave in the 8th, but stuck it out b/c of the nice weather. Wasn’t expecting the great comeback, but paid great dividends!

John

May 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

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Steve in DC

May 20th, 2010
4:59 pm

I was at work, watching the first few innings on MLB.tv, and then flipping over to radio once it got out of hand. I was trying to raise my brother on the phone who had turned it off to get back to work. (He’s already apologized to The Braves for doubting.)

When Conrad’s homer cleared the wall, I had to cover my mouth to keep from yelling out loud and outing myself for watching baseball at work.

So I just convulsed quietly in my seat at my desk.

WHAT A WIN!!! I feel some momentum for this team!

calibre lake dawg

May 20th, 2010
5:00 pm

1. work
2. absolutely
3. The only one that could compare is the one where we beat the expos in the ninth down 3. JD drew hit a 3 run shot followed by a solo game winner from chipper. It was great

Adrián

May 20th, 2010
5:00 pm

I´m from Ecuador. I love the Braves since I saw them for first time in 1992. I try to never miss a game even though I live in Ecuador.

1. At Work (Watching it on MLB.com)
2. No, but I had to stop watching it because I had a meeting.
3. From what I´ve read I think it´s the best comeback in Braves history.

I felt like the Fever Pitch Movie guy. haha. I can´t believe I missed this game!

John

May 20th, 2010
5:01 pm

1. I was at home on the couch, watched the entire game.
2. Well I kept watching the game but I thought there was no way the braves would come back, I did have my rally cap on though.
3. Its up there, but nothing tops 92 NLCS.

atljdawg

May 20th, 2010
5:02 pm

Was at home, never gave up. Turned hat inside out for rally after three were scored in the 9th. Best comeback I’ve witnessed! Go Braves!

Mike C

May 20th, 2010
5:03 pm

1. At the game on the patio of the Chop House skipping work – jumped up and down for about thirty seconds and then started high fiving friends and random strangers.
2. Obviously not – I was still there.
3. Easily the greatest comeback I’ve witnessed live. Complete awesomeness.

Lisa

May 20th, 2010
5:05 pm

1. At work, listening on my MLB iPhone app.
2. No. I never give up.
3. It’s absolutely up there and can’t believe I got to listen to it live.

Shaun

May 20th, 2010
5:05 pm

I remember back in the 90s a comeback late into the night started with a Ryan Klesko single. I think that was a 9 run 9th. Anyone else remember that game?

Atlanta Fan For Life

May 20th, 2010
5:06 pm

1. I was filling out college forms and watching/ listening to the game on TV and Radio
2. I don’t believe in giving up. You fight until the last second, minute, out, etc, whatever, until the game is over. I’ve always been a miracle man. (I’ve been through a lot as an Atlanta fan…)
3. This ranks most likely as the greatest comeback I’ve seen from the Braves in a long, long time. This ranks among the best, if not the best, in Atlanta sports history! GO BRAVES (I.E. AMERICA’S TEAM !!!! NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN !!!!

Jake

May 20th, 2010
5:11 pm

Anyone know what channel and when the rebroadcast will be?

aunt melmel

May 20th, 2010
5:11 pm

I was at home, and was jumping back and forth between a soap opera and the Braves as the later innings were winding down. Hey, in the 2nd and 3rd innings, I felt sure we could make up that gap! But down 9-3 in the 8th, I have to admit, I had lost my faith. Thank goodness I follow AJC on twitter and saw the alert that we had the bases loaded, no outs, and Heyward at bat in the bottom on the 9th. So long Port Charles, I had to see what was going on at Turner Field! Now THERE was some drama, from Heyward running the count full to getting struck out swinging by Rhodes….and Conrad’s fly ball looking like it was going to get caught at the wall (heck, he was making the turn for the dugout) to it bouncing over for the homer…yes, that is the kind of drama I adore! Go Braves! (and yes, Turner Sports, I will be watching again at 11 o’clock, you can tell your advertisers that.)

Shaun

May 20th, 2010
5:13 pm

It was May 10, 1994. Came back to tie in 9th down 7 and went on to a win in 15 innings.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199405100ATL

This might top that. Hate I missed it at work.

Steve

May 20th, 2010
5:13 pm

Well, I was at the ballpark enjoying a beautiful day, despite Tommy Hanson getting shelled for 8 runs in the second inning. Most of the crowd began leaving after the 7th inning, but we hung around to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. What a treat the ninth inning was! Everyone was chopping and chanting on the way out afterwards–you’d have thought we won another world series. Kudos to Bobby for letting Conrad (whoever that is!) pinch-hit at the last minute. Thrilling.

itsmeagain

May 20th, 2010
5:14 pm

1.At home watching on TV
2.I had just got up to go work out, it was only because my girlfriend called me and i had to sort some stuff out on the computer that i sat back down and started watching again.
3.Best comeback i’ve ever witnessed

David C

May 20th, 2010
5:14 pm

In Ohio..listening to Reds’ affiliate..heard the 2nd inning then checked in a few times..Brennaman is a good one like Carey and the professor..anyway..last heard in the 8th..went out to wash the car and checked in on espn.com and saw 9-6 then 10-9..best comeback for me since Justice in Cincy in ‘91. Came back in Sept. against Mario Soto…fan in N.C. was yelling “get out, get out” on Justice’s homerun..wife called 911 from the bedroom..true story

Mitchell

May 20th, 2010
5:14 pm

I was in my car riding on a spare tire. I was about to go to the gas station to have a nail removed from my flat but I had to come home to see what I knew would happen.

I knew that game wasn’t over and by the time we came up with about four straight hits, well, I knew we were going to win.

I remember a game back in ‘94 when they scored seven runs in the 9th to tie it and they won it in extras. I didn’t actually get to see it but I remember thinking at the time only a team as good as the Braves could pull off something like that.

But the game this one most closely resembles is one from September 2007 against the Phillies where I think we scored eight runs in the last two innings and it was capped off by a two out bases loaded double by Matty that just got away from the right fielder.

They play the highlight of Yunel scoring the last run all the time. It was pretty sweet.

I guess if you have to wait at least three years for games like these you can live with it.

RonnieFranchise

May 20th, 2010
5:15 pm

1 — At work – but work from home.
2 — The game was on, but I was paying zero attention to it. When Heyward struck out, I was sure it was done. The Braves are a double play magnet.
3 — Yup – and most improbably. Maybe there is some magic left for Cox’s last run

Television, Southern-Style

May 20th, 2010
5:16 pm

RE: “If you did miss it, Turner South will replay the game at 11 p.m. tonight.” – Mike Luck

Turner South?

Really??? I love that channel.

What year is this, 2001?

More incompetent reporting & uniformed from the Left-Wing AJC.

Springs

May 20th, 2010
5:16 pm

Checked in on it online at the office….saw we were way behind and forgot about it until the bottom of the ninth when a co-worker mentioned we were rallying. “Watched” the rest online and could not believe it when the score instantly changed from 9 to 6 Reds to 10 to 9 Braves. Co-worker in the next office came in, red faced from the sun….was at the game and LEFT IN THE TOP OF THE NINTH. He says this is the biggest comeback in 25 years when he also left before the game was over!

Shaun

May 20th, 2010
5:16 pm

Jay C

May 20th, 2010
5:16 pm

1. We were there
2. We hadn’t left but we were standing behind the right field seats. We had a great view of the game.
3. This ranks up there as one of the greatest. Hard to beat that Sid Bream slide home for the win in the bottom of the ninth in ‘92.
Glad to see young players like Conrad come through. Heyward is great, but we need other players like Conrad to give him a boost.

Mitchell

May 20th, 2010
5:19 pm

I felt like the Fever Pitch Movie guy. haha. I can´t believe I missed this game!

Good call Adrian. I was thinking of that myself. Good movie but man, I really liked the Red Sox a lot more before they started winning World Serieses. I was excited for them in ‘04 but then I was immediately like, “wait, that’s not supposed to happen.”

I rooted for them to beat the Yankees and that comeback was pretty amazing but somehow it felt right when they lost in ‘03.

Why the hell am I talking about the Yankees and Red Sox?

What is wrong with me.

Chris Maxwell

May 20th, 2010
5:27 pm

Came into town to speak at a conference. Almost stopped to see the game. Listened instead. Terrible start. Wonderful finish.

Douglas O

May 20th, 2010
5:27 pm

As far as the largest deficit, I was at a game in the late 70’s and the Braves were down 10 to 0 early and came back to win 15 to 12. Gary Matthews hit a homer. I cannot remember who the Braves were playing.

Connie in Canton

May 20th, 2010
5:34 pm

1. Home
2. NO, I did not quit watching
3. I love this team!!
4. TO ALL THE NAY SAYERS………..GO BRAVOS!!!

Mike

May 20th, 2010
5:35 pm

1. TV
2. Why would i there are 7 innings left to play
3. heck yea!!!

Webber

May 20th, 2010
5:37 pm

I get updates through ESPN text messages and was shocked when the Reds were up big early.
1. I got home and started watching while working at the top of the 8th.
2. I started watching because the golf tournament was in a delay.
3. It was a tremendous comeback because it gave great ups and downs with the bobbled ball at third and then Heyward up to bat and you knew it was over then but he struck out. Then another rookie Conrad was up against the Red’s closer with a full count. But wait, the ball has been caught…no! A grandslam…tremendous finish! Maybe the best ever in a regular season game.

Tami

May 20th, 2010
5:38 pm

I was at home trying to watch Simon Cowell on OPRAH today, while flipping back & forth between that show & the game. Needless to say, I only saw a grand total of maybe 15 minutes of the show. I jumped up screaming when the ball caromed off of the Reds’ OF’s glove. It was looking pretty good with the bases STILL loaded anyway, whether Brooksy could do anything on that at-bat or not. This win changes everything. The Braves are now one game over .500; they gained something in the standings (gotta check, though…the Phils won I think, though); and they go to Pittsburgh on a winning streak. When you have a team who has come back two days in a row in the 9th inning to win coming into town — as the Pirates have in facing the Braves — you better get real nervous. This was the largest deficit in FRANCHISE HISTORY that the Braves have ever overcome! Gotta love it, Braves’ fans!

SURFER MIKE LOVES BRAVES

May 20th, 2010
5:40 pm

1 — I was at home in sunny Southern California, watching the braves via mlb.tv on my crappy 13″ apple laptop screen. I was in the kitchen because my carpets where being cleaned and I couldn’t get into my room. I watch every game I possibly can and don’t ever give up on the team.
2 — I did leave for lunch and miss three innings but I came back and saw it all unfold, I knew we where going to have a good chance of actually completing the comeback when I realized Jason Heyward would get another at bat. Luckily, Brooks picked up Tommy and everyone else today. Good job by the bottom half of the order today.
3 — I think just because my affinity towards the Braves and in the stage it took place in, I believe this may be the greatest I have seen in a long time. Not to mention, this game puts them back over .500 and may spark the team to go on a big run.

Now…who else wanted to see Chipper up there at that at bat?
The depth of this team is phenomenal.

VaBravesfan

May 20th, 2010
5:41 pm

at work listening online

Tami

May 20th, 2010
5:43 pm

I’m laughing my head off at Steve in DC right now. I fortunately get to work the 7 – 3 shift, so I was already home. But, I can’t tell you HOW MANY times that has happened to me…ahem, at work. And, it’s been OVER the years as well. LOL. Convulsing in your seat…..good one! :-) ))