SAN DIEGO — The game between the
Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory.
"I guess we don't really know," Mattingly said. "We've had a few games to mess with it and try it. I'm fairly comfortable with the way it works and pretty confident in the technology, and how fast it is and how clear it is. I feel OK with it. I'm sure there will be tweaks as we go along with it, but I think it's OK."
Under the new rules, each team is allowed to challenge one play. A team that successfully overturns a call will be granted a second and final challenge. Over the final three innings of a game, the umpires can initiate the replay process.
The rules add an element of strategy. Mattingly said he would be more open to challenging a call early in the game if overturning it would result in
"If you have two outs and
Yasiel Puig was dropped to second in the order because Mattingly said he didn't want too many left-handers bunched together in the middle of the lineup.
Two players who were on the roster for the two-game series in Australia are now in the minor leagues: right-hander Jose Dominguez and infielder Alex Guerrero. Another, right-hander Seth Rosin, was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.
Beckett will pitch to