Comments on: Allowing 10+ runs but 5- earned runs This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: frankman Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:45:22 +0000 This goes to show the flaws in the definition of an earned run. A batter who reaches on an error is not the pitcher's fault. But the following batters are his responsibility even if the error would have been the 3rd out.