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…