By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta need not be penalized for inducing a ground ball hit directly to his second baseman, and it’s good that he wasn’t in firing a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Sunday night in a 2-0 win.

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While we may be conditioned to what seem like more offense-friendly official scoring decisions in recent years, Starlin Castro’s misplay of the one-hopper off the bat of Kike Hernandez was just that — a poor decision to let the ball play him into an overreactive, unnecessary jump that took his eyes off it for a split second.

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We’re constantly reminding young players on diamonds everywhere to stay down, and Castro didn’t. He didn’t have to range even a full step in either direction to make a play, because Arrieta executed his pitch with the infield defense positioned just right.

We expect a big leaguer to handle that one. It was an error, despite the Dodgers’ protests afterward.

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Dan Bernstein is a co-host of 670 The Score’s “Boers and Bernstein Show” in afternoon drive. Follow him on Twitter @dan_bernstein and read more of his columns here.