Cardinals trying to get handle on replay

Cardinals trying to get handle on replay

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny lost his third challenge in as many attempts on Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Mets in Jupiter. After further review, Matheny is convinced the call that went against St. Louis in the ninth inning would have been overturned by replay during the regular season.

Matheny stood by what his staff saw on replay, which is different from what the umpires have available during Spring Training games. Matheny acknowledged Wednesday that he understands his staff has a different video feed than what the umpires have during these games, but he would like some clarification on the process.

"I was just trying to get that video and just send it to [New York] and say, 'This is what we have, and we'd like to have a better interpretation,'" Matheny said. "Just so we know how to go about the challenge process."

Matheny said there were 10 staff members of the Cardinals and Mets who saw the replay of the bang-bang play at third base in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Matheny said all 10 thought St. Louis' Randal Grichuk was safe and that the out call should have been overturned.

"We understand it's not the technology involved right now that will be later on, but that would have been a great opportunity to see the system work," Matheny said. "So, it's unfortunate [the umpires] didn't have those angles to really use at that opportunity. It's a big play. It changes the game."

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.