The White Sox scored a run in every inning last night

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Last month Bill wrote a post noting just how rare it was for a team to score a run in every inning of the game. He was inspired to do so by the Brewers accomplishing the feat against the Braves. Welp, it happened again last night.

The White Sox put 11 runs on the Indians. It wasn’t even the most runs scored by a winning team last night, but they spread their scoring out nicely:

  • 1st Jose Abreu grounded out to shortstop scoring Adam Eaton;
  • 2nd Omar Narvaez hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Avisail García;
  • 3rd Abreu doubled to left, scoring Tim Anderson;
  • 4th García homered;
  • 4th Anderson singled to left, Narvaez scored;
  • 5th Narvaez struck out swinging but reached on a passed ball and Abreu scored;
  • 6th Eaton homered;
  • 7th Tyler Saladino doubled in García;
  • 7th Eaton hit an infield single, scoring Saladino;
  • 8th Todd Frazier homered

There was no ninth inning scoring because the Sox were the home team, of course. I’m not sure if that counts in the “scored in every inning” records, but I’m gonna say it does because it was cool. If it does, it was the 17th time that has ever happened in a big league game, which is a lot rarer than you’d think. As Bill noted last month, it’s happened fewer times than perfect games have been thrown.

Padres are giving Ron Washington a second interview

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Last week there was a report that the San Diego Padres were doing “due diligence” on former Rangers manager and current Braves third base coach Ron Washington in connection with their managerial opening. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports today that Washington has already had an interview and that, in fact, the Padres are planning to call him back for a second round.

Also getting a second look: Rangers field coordinator Jayce Tingler. Which suggests that GM A.J. Preller, formerly a Rangers assistant GM, is favoring guys he knows from his time in Texas.

Washington managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 into 2014, winning two pennants and compiling a record of 664-611 (.521). He stepped down for personal reasons but since then has returned to the job in which he made his considerable reputation: coaching, specifically coaching infielders, and has gotten rave reviews. Assuming he’s back up for the grind of managing — and he wouldn’t be interviewing if he was not — he is definitely someone based on results and reputation who deserves another shot at the helm.

Tingler, a former Rangers farm hand, has coached in their organization at both the minor and major league levels for 12 years.