Dave Roberts was faced with questions about his management of the bullpen after his Los Angeles Dodgers blew a 3-1 lead and lost to the Houston Astros 7-6 in 11 innings in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Roberts made several moves that left some questioning him. He pulled starter Rich Hill after four innings, went to Ross Stripling for one batter, pulled Brandon Morrow after 14 pitches, and asked Kenley Jansen to get a 6-out save. Following the loss, Roberts was asked many questions, including whether he thought about letting Hill go longer. “There was a chance. I just felt that right there, with the top of their order coming up and with the way our bullpen’s been throwing … you look behind that, we had three scoreless innings after that. To just trust that the guys behind them,” Roberts said.
Dave Roberts explains controversial pitching moves
Larry Brown Sports | Oct 26