Neshek tweets joke about NL batting race

CINCINNATI -- Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek tweeted on Wednesday morning about an error that was changed to a hit by Major League Baseball during St. Louis' 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Aug. 25.

"MLB just changed an error to a hit from a game 3 weeks ago on me," Neshek's tweet read. "Wonder who they want to win the batting title. I'm rooting for @BenRevere9."

The tweet was a reference to Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison, who was the beneficiary of the change from error to hit and is locked in a battle with Phillies outfielder Ben Revere for the National League batting title.

Neshek said before Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park that he was not serious about there being any attempt by MLB to influence the batting title race.

"It was light-hearted," Neshek said. "I mean, it happened three weeks ago. It [stinks] because I'm trying to have a good season, too, and they changed it. I don't know who looked at it or what, but it gets me a little upset because I have no recourse. But the higher-ups looked at it, and that's what they ruled, and more power to him."

Entering Thursday, Harrison and the Rockies' Justin Morneau led the NL with a .316 batting average, followed by the Phillies' Ben Revere, who was batting .310.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.