A blunder with the batting order cost the San Francisco Giants a run scored on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Leadoff batter Gregor Blanco started off the bottom of the first with a double off Stephen Fife. Marco Scutaro moved Blanco to third on a sacrifice, and catcher Buster Posey came up after that. Posey knocked in Blanco with an RBI double, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noticed something was wrong and protested.
Mattingly recognized that the Giants’ official scorecard had Pablo Sandoval batting third and Posey fourth.
Mattingly said something to the umpires before the first pitch to Sandoval. The umps convened and ruled that Posey was out for batting out of order, nullifying the run. Posey then came up again in the proper spot, but he flied out to end the inning.
The rule in question was 6.07 b. Here’s the rule (PDF):