I’ve just watched the olympic baseball match USA vs Israel (8-1) and after reading the boxscore, I probably found an error by the official scorer. All happened in the top of the 8th inning; that’s what it is reported by the play-by-play of the game:
USA Inning 8 – FILIA Eric singled to right field. – LEICHMAN Alon to play pitcher for ISR substituting LIPETZ Shlomo. – Ball. FILIA Eric stole second base, FILIA Eric to second base. – KOLOZSVARY Mark grounded out to first base, unassisted. FILIA Eric to third base. – STARLING Bubba grounded out (1 RBI), pitcher to first base. FILIA Eric scored. – ALLEN Nick flied out to center field.
I suppose the earned run is responsability of Lipetz, but the official scorer imputed the ER to the substitute pitcher Leichman (who retired the 3 batters faced), I missed anything there?