That's all good advice. Unfortunately in this particular case part of the problem was that I put too much thought into the question. I was looking at a list of great pitching seasons and saw that Maddux in '94-'95 allowed less than 45 runs in more than 200 innings, and as far as I know he is
the only one to do that. But I started worrying that if I used runs allowed people would think I meant earned runs so then I changed the question without double checking.
What I should
have done is just what you said.