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rookie pitcher era more detailed

by Steve r
(the keystone state)

Photo Bill Stanton:  Checkswing.com

Photo Bill Stanton: Checkswing.com

Steve asked:Rookie pitcher in the first inning of his first game pitching.


First 3 batters he faces walk. Next batter hits a grand slam.

Pitcher suffers a season ending injury, gets put on the dl.

Would he have earned an e.r.a, and what would it be?


Rick answered: Steve, thank you for the additional input.

He would accumulate pitching record stats; but his E.R.A would be classified as undefined.

Should he ever make a comeback and pitch again, those pitching stats for that horendously tough first outing would be figured into his overall career E.R.A. at that point.

To figure a pitcher's E.R.A you multiply the number of earned runs ( in this case 4) times the number of innings, which varies from level to level, 6,7,or 9.

That calculation is divided by the number of innings pitched, in this case 0, so he has no E.R.A.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

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