DETROIT – The book on Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game on Wednesday might not be entirely closed yet.
Joyce subsequently admitted that he was wrong. ("I had a great angle on it. I had great positioning on it. I just missed the damn call," a dejected Joyce said afterward. "I thought he beat the play.")
However, it is technically possible that the scoring decision on the play could be changed from a hit to an error – thus preserving a no-hitter. One replay angle showed that Galarraga may have juggled the ball after receiving the throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
"I want to see it before I say anything," official scorer Chuck Klonke said late Wednesday night, when told of the additional replay angle. "I want to look at it myself. I'd have to look at how the whole thing developed."
Klonke has been working as an official scorer at Tigers games since 1982.