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# Why is a pitcher not charged with an earned run if he commits an error?

Updated: 12/20/2022

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### What is era in baseball?

E.R.A. stands for Earned Run Average. It is the average earned runs scored upon a pitcher per nine innings of work. It is called Earned because if a fielder makes an error allowing a runner to advance a base and that runner eventually scores, that run will not be charged to the pitcher's E.R.A.

### If a player commits 3 passed balls putting 2 men in scoring position would committing another one mean an earned run?

In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i.e. the run did not score as a result of a fielding error or a passed ball).Now, if the pitcher threw 4 wild pitches (a much more likely scenario) it would be an earned run.I like booooobies and pigs

### If a pitcher records two out then the following batter reachs on an error then the batting team scores a run is that considered a earned run?

A batter that reaches base due to an error and later scores is not counted as an earned run.

### What does Earned Run Average mean as in baseball?

It is a measure to judge how effective a pitcher is. It calculated by taking the total earned runs a pitcher has allowed and dividing by (total #of innings pitched/9). Giving you an average number of runs a pitcher allows (earned runs) every 9 innings

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### Is a past ball an error?

Yes, if the ball is pitched in a location where the catcher has a reasonable chance of stopping the ball, that is a passed ball and the error is charged to the catcher. If the ball is pitched in a location where the catcher does NOT have a reasonable chance of stopping the ball, that is a wild pitch and the error is charged to the pitcher. Actually, a passed ball is NOT charged as an error against the catcher. It's simply charged as a passed ball. Not terribly logical, I agree, but that's the rule.

### Man on 1st 2K's and a stolen base the runner tries to steal third and the catcher throws the ball into left field then 3 more runs are scored after the throwing error Are the runs earned?

Probably. only earned runs count against an ERA so it depends if it was the pitchers fault that the runner got on. If he got on because of a walk, hit, or HBP then yes it counts. If he got on cause of an error then no. Yes it would. Unless of course, the previous criteria are met. Also, it wouldn't be charged to the current pitcher if the pitcher that allowed him to get on base was taken from the game. The pitcher that left would be responsible for the runner if he got on without an error.

### With a runner on 3b and 2 outs a pop foul ball is dropped by a fielder and the next pitch is singled scoring the runner at third. Is the run earned?

No, it is not an earned run. From the offical Major League Rule Book: Rule 10.16(a) Comment: The following are examples of earned runs charged to a pitcher: (1) Peter pitches and retires Abel and Baker, the first two batters of an inning. Charlie reaches first base on an error charged to a fielder. Daniel hits a home run. Edward hits a home run. Peter retires Frank to end the inning. Three runs have scored, but no earned runs are charged to Peter, because Charlie should have been the third out of the inning as resconstructed without the error.

### If a player hits a home run and there was an error in the inning how many of the runs are earned?

if there is two outs and the error would have meant the third out, then no earned runs will be charged. In all other cases, any runner who reached base on an error will not be considered an earned run ( the batter will be an earned run if the error was not supposed to be the third out.) Any runner who reaches base on a hit or walk but advances a base because of an error will still be considered an earned run when the homerun is hit (including runners who already scored on errors)

### Who is charged with the batter when a new pitcher enters the game to face that batter with a count of 2-0 already on the batter from the first pitcher?

If a relief pitcher enters the game with a 2 ball 0 strikes on the batter and the batter receives a base on balls it is charged to the preceding pitcher. Any other action such as a base hit, fielder's choice, reaching base on an error, etc., is charged to the relief pitcher. (Rule 10.18 (g)).

### What is a hurler in baseball what does ERA stand for?

A hurler is a slang term for a pitcher in baseball. ERA stands for Earned Run Average and is a statistic for pitchers that shows the number of 'earned' runs a pitcher allows for every nine innings. An earned run is a run that is scored without the help of an error or passed ball. One might think that the earned run average of a pitcher is similar to that of the batting average of a hitter.

### What is the meaning of er in baseball?

This is an Earned Run. An earned run is charged to a pitcher when a batter reaches base via walk, hit by pitch, or hit and scores. However, if a runner reaches base in this manner but is only able to score because of some error or combination of errors, it is scored as an unearned run, or just a run, R. For example, imagine there is a runner on third and two outs. The ball is hit to the shortstop who then makes a bad throw to first, allowing the batter to reach and the runner on third to score. Even though the runner on third may have reached base via a hit, hit by pitch, or walk, he is scored as an unearned run because he would not have scored without the error committed by the shortstop. The reasoning behind this differentiation is so that a pitcher can be measured on his ability to limit the opponent's ability to score runs. This stat is called an ERA, Earned Run Average, and is a measurement of how many runs a pitcher will give up per regulation game (so if a pitcher has an ERA of 3.00, and a regulation game is 9 innings, he will give up, on average, three runs per 9 innings). A pitcher should not be measured by his defense's ability to make throws.