Instant Replay, Instant Questions

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny finally got the chance to challenge a play and call for instant replay as his team beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Wednesday.

The play in question came in the bottom of the 8th inning on a Stephen Piscotty ground ball back to the pitcher–who turned and threw to second as Joey Butler slid into the bag. Matheny rushed out of the dugout and after a brief conversation with the umpires asked for the play to be reviewed.

The call was upheld, but provided the Cardinals a chance to employ their review process–and also raised a question Matheny plans to take up with MLB regarding a pitcher coming in from the bullpen during a challenge.

Below is a few minutes from Matheny’s post game media session where he discussed the play…


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