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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Feels LA Hitters Did Not Adjust Well to Logan Webb



The Dodgers were shut out in game one of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Los Angeles struggled to pick up on San Francisco’s 24-year-old right-hander Logan Webb as the team had just five total hits as a club. 

Additionally, Dodgers righty ace Walker Buehler did not have his best stuff, allowing three earned runs in over 6.1 innings. 

Manager Dave Roberts said the club struggled to adjust to Webb, who had a tremendous outing, tossing 7.2 shutout innings with 10 Ks while walking none.

“I just think, to be quite honest, we didn’t make adjustments,” Roberts said. “I thought he (Webb) had good command tonight, mostly the glove side versus right-handed hitters” 

Roberts also credited Webb’s secondary pitches, alluding to his slider and changeup as pitches that his club was struggling to get a hold of in game one. 

“We just chased a lot more than we should have,” Roberts said. “You know, if you don’t make adjustments, then they’re going to keep going to the well.” 

The Dodgers are going into game two of the NLDS tonight with Cy Young candidate Julio Urias on the bump. 

A victory tonight would even the five game series at 1-1 before the teams move down south for two at Dodger Stadium.

NEXT: Dodgers Turn to the Right Guy in Julio Urías to Even Up the Division Series

Written by Tairiq Marshall

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  1. Hey 1981 Dodgers were down 0-2 to Yankees and won. They were down 1-3 vs the Braves in 2020. They can do it!

    • those were 7 game series. be nice to get the win tonight. Buehler pitched great. Dodger hitters went fishing on way too many balls. Got to be disciplined like the gnats were at the plate

  2. They have to atop going after bad pitches way out of the strike zone and make him come in with the pitch, or take a walk.. T. Turner and Pollock really looked bad. But Pollock always does in the postseason. Why not give Lux a shot, if he is over his wall collision?

  3. doc was right – our hitters didn’t adjust and stay away from balls. Gnats were more disciplined at the plate. Flush this game, get em tonight, and take the series momentum away coming back to LA!

    • Sam and Joe, you are both right. Can’t chase. Giants will make you pay. I wrote under another story to start Lux in LF over the Play-off dud Pollock. And give Albert a shot at 1st. Anything he does would be better than Beaty or Belli. Gotta go with postseason proven players.

      I bet AF is kicking himself in the rear for letting Kike go.

  4. No sh*t Sherman. I want Pollock benched like he was last postseason. He’s the worst postseason hitter I’ve ever seen on the dodgers, the pitches he swings at are so far out of the strike zone it looks like he’s throwing the games

  5. Folks, I just looked at the Giants lineup and their career numbers vs Urias. Not pretty for the Dodgers. Julio better be lights out! Posey is 9-18 vs Julio…ouchy. Dodger Bats better show up!!

  6. Pollack and Belonged both need to be on the bench. Pumps should start on First base he is a much better hitter. Roberts shouldn’t fired as soon as the playoffs are over and the Dodgers go down in flames. They won last year inspire of Roberts stupidy. Fire him now.

  7. Well game 2 is a perfect example why I don’t second guess the winningest manager in baseball history! All you DR detractors…GO SUCK AN EGG!

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