A pitcher comes into a baseball game in the first inning, he strikes out 27 straight batters all the way through 9 innings, not a single hit, run, walk, error, interference, or hit-by-pitch was recorded. There were no recording errors. His ERA (earned run average) and WHIP (walks/hits per inning pitched) were both 0.00, his team DID NOT forfeit, yet his team lost the game, why?
Well, on a strike three passed ball, or simply one that hits the ground, the runner can advance to first base. So that's what happened, a bunch of strike threes end up being passed balls, so they scored runs that way.
Is a passed ball considered an error though?
Posted by Lawrence
on 2003-09-01 14:08:17