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Postby Ursa » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:40 am

Otsuka gave up his first run on Saturday but the scorer was only there after a fielding error allowed him on base, so it was unearned.....wasn't it? CBS has it as unearned but Yahoo and MLB still has it as earned. I thought any scorer who had reached after error was automatically an unearned run?

This is a big deal for me as my H2H ERA matchup is very close.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:45 am

That run should absolutely be unearned.

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Postby mak1277 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:52 am

The only possible explanation is this. The official scorer MIGHT have decided that Blalock was going to try and throw out the batter at first, instead of forcing the lead runner at second. On the play, he never fielded the ball cleanly and could not even attempt a throw. If that is the case, the runner at second would have scored on the single despite the error.

Now, the fact that it was scored "Fielders choice, reached on error" seems to me to contradict what I just wrote. It all depends on whether or not the official scorer thought that the runner would have been on 2nd base with or without the error.

Personally, I think the run should be unearned.
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