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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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 The nation’s earned run average leader coming into the weekend, Stetson allowed seven runs in each game despite having two Major League draft picks on the mound. Brett Friedlander, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Stetson ends best season in school history with loss to UNC at Chapel Hill Super Regional," 9 June 2018 Relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak, 32, missed two months with an oblique strain and entered the day with a 6.46 earned run average. James Wagner, New York Times, "Todd Frazier Heads for Second Stint on the Disabled List," 9 July 2018

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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