TheYanks04 wrote:A wild pitch is the pitcher's own fault and the result of the play is consider earned.
A passed ball is not an error on the catcher and not scored as such. However, for the purposes of determining earned vs unearned runs for the pitcher, it is treated as an error.
Also, for determining earned vs. unearned, subsequent events will also be used. E.g. if a runner goes to 2nd on a PB with 2 outs and scores on a single, then the 3rd out - unearned run. If, instead, next guy hits a HR, then 3rd out - earned run (as he'd have scored with or without the PB).
With WP, doesn't matter - earned run in both instances.