Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
Another problem with ERA.

You would want a pitcher's stat to tell you how good he is at preventing the other team from scoring. It should measure the things that he can control. His own fielding is definitely something he can control.
I may be wrong about this, but I think that a run scored on a wild pitch is earned, while one that scores on a passed ball is not.

As a side note, the Padres broadcasters reported that on a subsequent ground ball to first, Votto waived off Lincoln and jokingly said "I'll take it, you screwed up the last one." Gotta love spring training.