Call stands, Gordon called out after Yost's challenge
Double play ends inning as Royals' left fielder is caught stealing third
KANSAS CITY -- Royals manager Ned Yost lost a replay challenge in the second inning on Wednesday.
Yost argued that Alex Gordon, called out trying to steal third base as Mike Moustakas struck out, was actually safe, so Yost issued a challenge. After two minutes and 10 seconds, third-base umpire Quinn Wolcott's out call was ruled to stand and the inning ended on a double play.
Yost said the umpires gave him no explanation.
"No, [just], 'He's out.' You can't argue with it. They're trying and I don't know what the explanation is," Yost said. "I'll talk to [MLB executive] Tony La Russa or somebody about it. It's a new system and there are bugs to be worked out, and I think it's going to be fine in the end."
That gave Yost a 1-2 record in challenges since the new system was implemented.
Yost was asked if he thought the replays were going to take the manager-umpire arguments out of baseball.
"For the most part," Yost said. "Not balls and strikes, though. We're still screaming at 'em for that."
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.