earned run average

noun

Definition of earned run average

: the average number of earned runs per game scored against a pitcher in baseball determined by dividing the total of earned runs scored against him by the total number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine

Examples of earned run average in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His line after four spring appearances isn’t impressive – 0-1, 6.00 earned run average and 1.67 WHIP with three strikeouts in six innings. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No matter the role, Freddy Peralta, Josh Lindblom will be counted on to fill innings for Brewers," 21 Mar. 2021 Half full: The Phillies were actually pretty good last year — except for a historically awful relief corps, which posted the majors’ worst bullpen earned run average since 1930, at 7.06. New York Times, "A Ballpark Half Full and Another Half Empty for All 30 Teams," 29 Mar. 2021 Camarati has a career earned run average (ERA) of 1.50. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Students at Cedarville excel at video game creation," 28 Mar. 2021 There aren’t many players who fit that criteria left on the roster, and so far this offseason, the most exciting player transaction Bloom has made is to sign 31-year-old pitcher Matt Andriese and his 4.57 career earned run average. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Why the Red Sox should not trade Andrew Benintendi," 14 Jan. 2021 Mason Fricke was the team’s ace and leader in multiple pitching categories, including wins, earned run average and innings pitched. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "Cobras take championship in debut season," 10 Dec. 2020 The victory left Burnes with a 4-0 record and 1.77 earned run average, but those numbers only begin to explain his remarkable season. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Royals 0: Burnes' pitching, Braun's homer give the Brewers three in a row at the right time," 19 Sep. 2020 Six pitchers, including former Brewers pitcher Tim Dillard and major league all-star Henderson Alvarez, have a sub-3.00 earned run average with at least 20 innings pitched. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Milkmen clinch their first-ever appearance in the American Association Championship Series," 6 Sep. 2020 Bieber entered the game 6-0 with a .082 WHIP, and his 1.20 earned run average and 84 strikeouts led the majors. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Indians 4, Brewers 1: With Shane Bieber on the ropes, Milwaukee can't deliver knockout blow," 6 Sep. 2020

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Earned run average.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earned%20run%20average. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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