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

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Bridges was second on the team with an ERA (earned run average) of 3.19 and led the team in strikeouts, wins and complete games. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Flying L’s pitcher looking to build on strong freshmen performance," 13 June 2019 Facing right-hander Matt Harvey – who entered with a 3-5 record and 5.28 earned run average – Milwaukee didn't get a baserunner aboard until Travis Shaw singled against the shift to open the fifth. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 8, Brewers 2: Freddy Peralta struggles early, gets little help from the offense," 1 July 2018 Severino threw 94, and barely resembled the pitcher who has given so much ballast to the Yankees rotation, carrying a 14-2 record and a 2.12 earned run average into the game. New York Times, "A Potential Pitching Showcase Melts Into a Rugged Yankees Win," 12 July 2018 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

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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