TEMPE, Ariz. — By his own admission
But the manager of the
"When Trout touched third base Scioscia was already coming out to challenge it," Dodgers pitcher
Mattingly, however, wasn't sure what was happening.
"It's interesting because it seems like everybody has a different take," he said. "Mike's kind of interpreting it one way. Talking with the umpires, it's kind of coming back a little bit different. It's going to be a little bit crazy, I think. Especially that play at home plate."
This time Scioscia lost on both counts. First the umpires went to the video to check Ellis' positioning, something managers cannot challenge. But while determining that the catcher was inadvertently drawn into the runner by Hanley Ramirez's throw from left field — which is legal — they also checked the tag, which got Trout before he touched the plate.
"Procedurally, we're hopefully starting to understand this replay a little bit more," Scioscia said. "As it was, I didn't use a challenge because of the crew chief's ability to look at a play at the plate."
The official time of the review was 72 seconds.
The Dodgers say they hope to have a better sense of how replay will work after they meet with a delegation of umpires this weekend.
"There's not as much clarity as I would like," Haren said. "We're having a meeting to kind of iron out some things. Because we're just as confused as the fans are really.
"Nobody's really sure about it yet."
Zack Greinke, who came out of his first spring start last week with a mild strain in his right calf, threw about two dozen pitches off a mound Thursday morning and could start throwing to hitters this weekend.
Neither Kemp nor Greinke is expected to make the team's season-opening trip to Australia later this month.