fast dogs wrote:any runs that score after the 3rd out should have occurred even HR's are unearned
Did a bit more digging into this after my interests were piqued, and this is actually right as far as I can tell. IF the error happens with 2 outs, ALL runs scored afterwards are unearned, including any homers. This doesn't apply with one out on a double-play ball, however, because you can't assume a double play's completion.
No - that's not right.
It doesn't matter when the error happened - any home run hit after the 3rd out should have occurred is unearned.
- First batter gets on base via error. Next 2 batters strike out. 4th batter hits home run. Those 2 runs are BOTH unearned. It doesn't matter when the error occurred. It just matters that the 3rd out should have been recorded and then all future runs, including home runs, are unearned.