Thursday, June 18, 2009
MLB charges Yanks' Swisher with error
BOSTON -- Major League Baseball has announced a scoring change that takes a double away from Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia and instead charges Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher with an error.
In the June 10 game, which the Red Sox won 6-5, Swisher chased Pedroia's fly ball toward the short wall behind the Pesky Pole in right field but pulled up and the ball bounced once off the warning track and into the stands. It was ruled a ground-rule double.
The change announced at Boston's game against Florida on Thursday night gives Swisher an error, takes a double and an RBI away from Pedroia and takes an earned run away from Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang.