8/17/2014 1:53 P.M. ET
Scoring change erases 'E' in D-backs-Marlins tilt
Error taken away from Arizona's Pennington gives Mathis RBI, Miley two earned runs
By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com
MIAMI -- After further review, the decisive run scored in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the D-backs on Saturday night is now earned.
Official scorer Ron Jernick took another look at the play and submitted the change to MLB. So an error that was initially charged to D-backs shortstop Cliff Pennington has been removed. And Jeff Mathis was credited with an RBI.
The D-backs played sloppy defense all night. But instead of five errors, they officially have four now.
The play in question came in the seventh inning. With the score tied at 1 and Marcell Ozuna on third base, Arizona moved its infield in. Mathis tapped to short, and Pennington threw wide to catcher Miguel Montero. Initially, it was scored a fielder's choice and an error to the shortstop.
Jernick gave the play a closer look, and he felt Pennington's angle to the plate was partially obstructed by where pitcher Wade Miley was standing.
So rather than give the shortstop a tough error, the revised ruling was a fielder's choice RBI to Mathis.
Instead of allowing two runs, with one unearned, for Miley, both runs in his outing are now earned.