The Dodgers are looking for some fire from their team. Dave Roberts appeared to find some of his own in Milwaukee on Friday in an argument with Angel Hernandez. Doc ended up getting tossed on a close call at the plate.
With Chris Taylor batting, Hernandez called him on a check swing late in the game. The replay seemed to show that Taylor managed to hold up on the swing. The Dodgers manager immediately shot out of the dugout and made his way over to first to argue with Hernandez.
Bench coach Bob Geren took over managerial duties for the Dodgers after Roberts was tossed. Doc left with Los Angeles trailing by a run in the game after Jackie Bradley Jr went deep to give Milwaukee the lead.
Dave Roberts ejected after Angel Hernandez calls this a swing. pic.twitter.com/yV3dhtrYFP
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) May 1, 2021
This is the first time in 2021 that Roberts was thrown out of a game. Since 2016, he’s been ejected from roughly 1 game per year with the Dodgers. Glad to see that he met his quota early this year and got it out of the way.
The Dodgers play 2 more games with Hernandez on the umpiring crew this series. He was also responsible for a few questionable calls in the last series against the Reds. Los Angeles cannot seem to get away from this umpiring crew.