MLB overturns scoring call
June, 16, 2011
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Major League Baseball has overturned a scoring call from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-2 win over the New York Mets from last Saturday night’s action at PNC Park. The Mets filed a complaint with the commissioner’s office, asking for a reversal of the scorer’s decision that credited Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen with a third-inning double and two RBIs to instead be ruled an error on the Mets' Daniel Murphy.
The scoring committee of the commissioner’s office had to unanimously agree that the call was wrong for it to be overturned, which they did on Thursday. None of the voting committee members were present at the game in question, so the scoring play change was based on video review alone.