Dave Roberts lit social media ablaze Friday night. Unfortunately for him, it’ll cost him a game.
Roberts has been suspended for Saturday’s game, while Padres manager Andy Green and Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood will be fined, per multiple reports.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suspended 1 game for his role in Padres altercation.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 1, 2017
Alex Wood and Padres utility man Jose Pirela exchanged words in the first inning. The umpires issued a warning between innings. Roberts then yelled at Green, and the benches cleared. The MLB suspended Roberts due to his shoving Green.
The Dodgers-Padres rivalry has been largely dead for a decade. San Diego is still a few years away from competitiveness, but it’d be nice to see some animosity between the two Southern California foes again.