Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No Hitter? Nope.

Well, it's official. One of the more impressive pitching performances in Brewers history will go down as a one-hitter, rather than a no-hitter. CC Sabathia was a scoring decision away from history as the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-0 last Sunday, and the Brewers appealed the ruling of the lone hit, which could have easily been an error. Via a Milwaukee Brewers press release:

“We appreciate the opportunity offered by the league to have plays reviewed. While we had hoped for a different outcome, we understand that an official scorer’s role is very difficult. We thank Major League Baseball and the committee for taking the time to consider our request, and we continue to move forward with a focus on winning games down the stretch.”

It's a shame, as I feel 100% the play in question should have been ruled an error. Still, it would have been tough for Major League Baseball to reverse the decision after the fact, and I don't blame them for wanting to save face. The right thing though, would have been to give Sabathia the no-hitter he deserves.


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