earned run average


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

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Both Ramos and Blevins have earned run averages over 5.00. James Wagner, New York Times, "Mets Lose on a Walk-Off Walk," 25 May 2018 Meanwhile, the Brewers’ offense offered little resistance against Pittsburgh rookie pitcher Nick Kingham, who entered the game with a 3-4 record and 4.26 earned run average in eight outings. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pirates 7, Brewers 3: With four losses in five games on trip, Brewers appear out of steam," 13 July 2018 The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.14 earned run average and 46 strikeouts over 33 2/3 innings of work. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rookie Freddy Peralta continues to impress at every turn," 6 July 2018 Biddle, now pitching in relief for the Atlanta Braves, is a rookie who, through Wednesday, had a 3.22 earned run average and more strikeouts than innings. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "A Rookie Treasures Lessons From Roy Halladay," 16 June 2018 Neilan, the Orlando Sentinel’s player of the year, finished 10-1 on the mound with a 0.68 earned run average and 116 strikeouts in 82 innings this season. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Timber Creek pitcher named Dairy Farmers baseball player of year in 9A," 15 June 2018 Senior Brenna Welch , who had just three appearances in the circle last spring, has compiled an impressive 1.54 earned run average, while striking out 50. Brandan Blom, BostonGlobe.com, "New faces equal same results for Silver Lake," 16 May 2018 In fact, since 2008, the Royals have had a relief pitcher record at least 23 saves in every season, and seven of the 10 have posted earned run averages of 2.27 or better. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "After trading Kelvin Herrera, who will the Royals use as their new closer?," 19 June 2018 His earned run average in his past three outings has been 5.19, and his ERA in his seven starts prior to that was 3.35. Vito Chirco, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers: Five numbers you need to know this week," 28 May 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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