Major League Baseball's Scoring Review Committee convened today to review evidence submitted by the Milwaukee Brewers stemming from Pittsburgh's Andy LaRoche's at-bat against CC Sabathia in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's game at PNC Park.
The committee held an extensive and constructive discussion after viewing footage of the play in question and considering the documentation presented by the Brewers. It was the collective decision of the committee that the judgment of the scorer was not "clearly erroneous," which is the standard set forth in Official Scoring Rule 10.01(a), and thus did not meet the criteria for League reversal of the call made by Official Scorer Bob Webb.
"Major League Baseball appreciates the work that official scorers do throughout the season," said Phyllis Merhige, MLB's Senior Vice President for Club Relations. "Bob Webb is a 20-year veteran scorer who is held in high regard. This play is a reminder of the difficult decisions that official scorers face."