Esoteric Boxscore of the Day

September 14, 2005

Consistancy - Singletons I

The current theme is consistancy, which I'll define as scoring the same number of runs--and only that exact number of runs--several times in a game. For the first few days, I'll concentrate on games in which one or both teams built picket fences.

April 9, 1982
San Diego 7, Los Angeles 4
SD   0  0  1    1  1  1    1  1  1  -   7 10  0
LA 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 4 10 1
Today's Boxscore

What's the most single runs a team has scored in a game without a multi-run inning? How about seven! It's happened eleven times since 1969 (including two extra-inning games), and even once this year. I chose to begin with this SD-LA game because it's the only one in which the team scored a lone wolf in seven consecutive frames!

Here are the fun facts. The ones were definitely wild in this one:
  • Seven ribbies for seven players: seven Padres had exactly one RBI!
  • Six Padres scored exactly one run.
  • Eight Padres either struck out once or walked once, but none did both.
  • Opposing pitcher Ted Power earned this line:
             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
    Power 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
  • The winning pitcher went to 1-0, while the loser dropped to, of course 1-1. And Gary Lucas earned save number one.
  • Believe it or not, there were actually no solo homers the game.
  • Oddly, only three of the Padre runs came in on hits. Three ground balls and a suicide squeeze accounted for the other four.
  • They almost blew the streak in the ninth. After they already scored their singleton, they had a man on third with only one out. Luckily (for us, that is!), a foul-out and a fly-out ended that threat, and put San Diego in the Esoterica Hall of Fame!


  • "Six Padres scored exactly one run."
    It would have to be that five Padres scored one run, right? If it were six, how would the last run be scored?

    Great blog, though!

    By Anonymous Bob Sakimano, at 11:21 PM  

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