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Inherited Runs Allowed (IR-A)

Definition

Every inherited runner who scores when a relief pitcher is in the game counts as an inherited run allowed against that relief pitcher. It's a way of quantifying how well a reliever performs when thrown into a situation with men already on base. (This is somewhat necessary, for evaluation purposes, because those runs won't be charged against that relief pitcher's ERA.)

In A Call

"inherited runs," "inherited runs against," "inherited runs scored," "inherited runners who scored"