The second game of the three game series between the Dodgers and Padres came down to extra innings. I mean, is it all that surprising that a Dodgers-Padres game had a thrilling finish? Unfortunately for Roberts and his team, they were on the wrong end of a walk off.
In the bottom of the tenth inning with the score tied 2-2, Austin Nola plated the winning run on a sacrifice fly. What set up that moment was the Dodgers getting doubled up in a fruitless top of the tenth.
In an interesting decision, the Dodgers decided to have Chris Taylor try to advance to third on a routine fly out to Jurickson Profar. Profar gunned down Taylor with a great throw to third to record his second outfield assist in as many games. After the game, Roberts spoke about sending Taylor (quote via The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya).
“It was a good baseball play. He [Taylor] felt that it was deep enough and then when you get a guy going back and catching it on his back leg, he’s got to make a perfect throw. You got to give Profar credit, he made a perfect throw.”
The decision will naturally rekindle the almost daily tradition of Dodgers fans criticizing Roberts. It’s just the circle of life for Doc. For better, or for worse.
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