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Question on earned runs (Verlander)

Postby deutschland » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:00 pm

So I was looking at the play-by-play of today's Twins-Tigers game and wondering why Verlander was only charged with 2 earned runs in the 2nd. Here is the inning:

Top 2nd: Minnesota
- J. Morneau doubled to deep right center
- T. Hunter singled to right, J. Morneau to third
- J. Kubel singled to right, J. Morneau scored, T. Hunter to third
- L. Rodriguez reached on fielder's choice, T. Hunter scored, J. Kubel to third on first baseman S. Casey's throwing error
- J. Bartlett fouled out to first
- J. Tyner sacrificed to second, J. Kubel scored, L. Rodriguez to second
- N. Punto singled to center, L. Rodriguez scored, N. Punto to second advancing on throw
- J. Mauer intentionally walked
- M. Cuddyer grounded into fielder's choice, J. Mauer out at second

The only error was a throwing error allowing a runner to advance. No batter actually reached on an error. Isn't Verlander responsible for all of the runs, even Rodriguez, who reached on a fielder's choice?
Last edited by deutschland on Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby greenandgold » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:06 pm

It looks like someone should have been out on the fielders choice, but the error cost them the out. The next guy fouled out so the inning should have been over then, if there was no error. That is why only 2 ER.
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Postby Ursa » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:34 pm

Verlander gave up another in the third. As a Twins fan, that's great. As someone with Verlander starting, that's :-P
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Postby greenandgold » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:07 pm

Not sure what I was smoking when I made my previous post - the foul out was only the first out but should have been the second. If there were two outs the sacrifice would not have scored a run but instead ended the inning which is why the last two runs are unearned.
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