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real-life MLB scoring question


real-life MLB scoring question

In today's PHI-LAD game, in the 10th inning, Corey Knebel walked Mookie Betts to start the frame; later in the inning a Trea Turner single drove in Betts. Can someone please be kind enough to explain why Betts' run isn't earned?? Probably a simple explanation that just eludes me. Thank you in advance. (Here's the link to the play-by-play https://atmlb.com/3MCgjit )

Re: real-life MLB scoring question

Without actually backing up this guess with facts... :) ...

I think it's due to the lead ghost runner, who is unearned, being forced out by fielders choice, leaving Betts as the lead runner now on second. So there is still one more runner base on than they actually earned.

Re: real-life MLB scoring question

Because it was the 10th inning, so they started with the automatic runner on 2nd, which is not only stupid, but it also messes up the whole earned/unearned thing.

Re: real-life MLB scoring question

Figured it had something to do with the ghost runner thing - thanks for the replies :)