Esoteric Boxscore of the Day

September 15, 2005

Consistancy - Singletons II

Next up on for the Singletons is the natural picket fence record.

August 15, 1986
San Diego 7, Cincinnati 1

SD    1  1  1    1  1  1    0  1  0  -   7 13  0  (2)
CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 4 0
Today's Boxscore

San Diego, once again, is of king picket fences. Unsurprising, considering its rather staid image. Six single-run innings is the most to begin a game.

There were several close calls in this one, including current Pads manager Bruce Bochy getting thrown out at the plate in the fifth. They also had the bases loaded in third and runners on second and third in the fourth. Two patterns emerged in this single-minded game: they either made a big fuss but came up with only a single run, or they just hit a solo homer and nothing else (second and sixth).

I like that Cincinnati picked up the slack in then ninth, getting a singleton of their own. Too bad San Diego couldn't quite convert in the seventh!

It's ironic that, in game 1 of the doubleheader, a 7-2 win by Cincinnati, neither team scored any single runs! And in game 2, only singletons. That's why I do this, folks!

Tune in tomorrow when I'll give the award for the "oddest" pattern...


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