The Dodgers dropped Game 3 of the World Series to the Astros, putting them down in the series 2-1. There were a collection of issues that the loss can be attributed to, such as Yu Darvish’s terrible outing or the silent offense.

Dave Roberts caught up with the media after the game and discussed pressure heading into Game 4, Cody Bellinger’s struggles, and the usage of the bullpen. Here are some of the highlights:

I think that we just got to go out there and pitch well out of the gate… They’ve got some confidence over there, that team. It’s up to us, up to Alex to go out there and set the tone. Get a quick first inning and bats got to come alive.

I don’t see getting him a day off… I think the defense is obviously a premium, and the presence of him to be in the lineup… I think that, you know, he’s trying his hardest, he’s trying his tail off. I think we got to get him to slow down and really try to stay in the strike zone. Because obviously, if you look at the pitches tonight, a lot of balls out of the zone.

We just had an off day yesterday, and when your starter goes five outs you’ve got to find a way to cover some innings. Everyone tomorrow (Saturday) is available, outside of Kenta. And yeah, Alex is going to have to go deep… They’ll be fine.

Yu Darvish went less than two innings and allowed four runs on Friday. Here is what he had to say after the game about what his plan was:

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I had a game plan going into today’s game. My sliders, I was kind of letting go too early and I couldn’t get ahead of the count. And those hitters were just battling throughout the whole at-bats.

Here is what Kiké Hernandez had to say about the Dodgers being down in the series and why it’s been difficult to produce runs against the Astros:

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We’re still really confident that we can come back from this and you know win the series… We’re still in a good place. There’s no need to panic or anything.

It’s just good pitchers and it’s all about making adjustments. These are also guys that we haven’t faced before, all year long… I’m sure we can break out of it at any time and when we break out of it, there’s going to be fireworks.

Cody Bellinger is hitless in the World Series. Here is what he had to say after Friday’s loss:

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I still feel like we had a lot of chances to win the game and like I said, if we play normal Dodger baseball we win that game. And like I said it’s a positive note that it was still that close and we played a really bad game.

Austin Barnes also took the time to comment on Kenta Maeda and the bullpen in Friday’s loss:

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Yeah, I mean, he’s done an unbelievable job. He kind of, like I said, weathered it for us. Kept us in the ball game and really gave us a shot to win just like the rest of the pen. I think they threw the ball really well. I think that was a real positive for us. We just have to scratch some more runs together.

Lastly, this was Corey Seager’s take on how the Dodgers’ played on Friday:

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We didn’t play a very good game at all… We’ll figure it out, we’ll get ready, and we’ll get back to playing good ball.

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Dodgers’ Yu Darvish And Astros’ Yulieski Gurriel Post-Game Responses