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David Ortiz reclaims his disputed RBI

Aug 9, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

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Call it “the RBI that won’t die.”

Even after all of the lengths Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and owner John Henry went through to take it away from him, David Ortiz today was reawarded an RBI from last Wednesday’s game against the Indians.

To review, Ortiz was initially credited with a two-run single on a ball to right that was bobbled by Cleveland’s Austin Kearns.  The official scorer reviewed it afterwards and changed it to a one-run single, apparently because it appeared third-base coach Tim Bogar started to hold Kevin Youkilis on the play before the bobble.  MLB reviewed it, as it occasionally does disputed plays, and changed it back today.

The decision gives Ortiz 75 RBI this season.  It also restores an earned run to Carlos Carrasco‘s total, taking his ERA from 4.55 to 4.62.

  1. damnyankee13 - Aug 9, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    give the baby his lollypop

  2. pisano - Aug 10, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    No offense, because I appreciate what Papi has done for baseball, but other than Papi, who gives sh#t about this?

    • natstowngreg - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

      People who care more about stats than winning or losing (ex.,owners of Ortiz in Roto leagues).

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