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does being hit by a pitch count towards earned run?

Postby djxskillz » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:39 am

john lackey's game today against the reds has him with 3 runs but only 1 earned. I don't understand this as in the 4th inning this is what happened:
b. phillips hit by pitch.
k greffy jr. walked, b phillips to 2nd
a. dunn singled to right, b phillips to third, k griffey jr to second.
e. encarnacion reached on infield single to third, b phillips scored, k griffey jr to third. A Dunn to second.
J Hamilton grounded into double play, first to shortstop to pitcher, K Griffey Jr scored, E. Encarnacion out at second, A Dunn to third.
A. Gonzalez grounded out to third.

In the next inning lackey gave up a solo home run so they are only counting that run as earned? How is that 4th inning not earned?????
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Re: does being hit by a pitch count towards earned run?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:13 am

yes HBP do count towards ERs, the problem your seeing is with the gamelog..i'm guessing it was changed because encarnacion did not reach on an infield single, it was ruled a throwing error on figgins, thus the inning would have ended on the double play and no runs would have scored
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