Yikes wrote:say if the pitcher goofs up and allows runners on base because of his own fielding errors (such as a bad throw off a bunt), will he get charged an earned run if that baserunner eventually scores?
edit yes --> no... as that is the correct answer, then there is qualification.
no, as long as the batter would not have reached without an error.
suppose batter bunts and gets to first and the throw is late and off-line and allows the batter to get to second. Then it is a single and an error and the run is earned, if ,say, the next guy hits a HR and there aren't 2 outs already.