Armando Galarraga was one out away from the 21st perfect game in MLB history (and 2nd in four days, 3rd in a month!). That is, until Jim Joyce took it away. Jason Donald weakly hit a ball that Miguel Cabrera had to go after. Galarraga went and covered first like he was supposed to and he had Donald out by a good step. It really wasn’t even that close of a call. However, Jim Joyce found a way to blow it and called Donald safe. Even Donald’s immediate reaction was one of disbelief as if he felt guilty about being safe. Galarraga got the next batter out to throw the first 28 out perfect game. Here are some looks of the play at first from @Jose3030.
Obviously, and rightfully so, this will spark up a new discussion over instant replay. History was robbed tonight and to let such an atrocious human error take it away is unfair to Armando Galarraga and every other player in a Tigers uniform tonight (especially after that sick catch Austin Jackson made to lead off the inning.) Yes, instant replay may slow the game down a bit, but how do you not let it in as part of the game after that blown call? The ball is in your court, Bud Selig. Don’t ever allow this to happen again. Ever.