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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Shares Thoughts on Loss in Miami

The Dodgers drop the season finale in Miami, 13-7.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media before the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Dodgers lose 13-7 against the Marlins in the series finale in Miami. It was a rough day on the mound for Walker Buehler as he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 4+ innings of work while suffering his third loss of the season.

Following the loss, manager Dave Roberts was asked about Buehler’s performance, and his home-road split:

“He pitches really well at home. I just don’t think that today, regardless of where he pitched, it would have been much different, really.”

On that note, the narrative is starting to build about Walker’s struggles on the road.

Bill Plunkett of the OC Register pointed this during the game today, and asked the Dodgers manager his thoughts on Buehler’s road issues

“I know he’s comfortable at home, but essentially half your starts have to come on the road. If there is something to it, we got to dig in on it, but I know Walker is not going to make excuses about home vs. road, but the numbers are real, they don’t lie. But, if that’s the case, we got to figure something out, but right now, I don’t have an answer to that.”

Offensive Attack

Dodgers pitching aside, the offense still was able to put up 7 runs on 7 hits, led by Cody Bellinger’s 40th home run of the season. Doc touched on the offensive approach.

“I thought the score didn’t dictate how we approached our at-bats, there were just some really good at-bats, and even there starter, Smith, who’s probably there ace, to get him out after 5 because of the pitch count, I thought that we grinded him, and got to there bullpen, so offensively, collectively, very good today, and I expect we’ll take it into the Atlanta series.”

Los Angeles will look to leave this loss behind them, focusing on the positive of winning this series, and the tough matchup against the Braves in Atlanta.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. We won the series. But yes, Buehler’s stuff was completely off yesterday….it happens….and our bull pen was….well….our bull pen. I choose to be optimistic though and move forward. Again, a successful Dodgers post season is going to be contingent on many things including, but not limited to, a ” a wing and a prayer.”

  2. Buehler did not look good today as he was not hitting his spots. He looked a little over worked. However, the ballpen showed how week it is. They are supposed to keep them in the game but, let it get out of control. Celeb and Charigos do not belong. Baez needs more work. The batters need to do more situational hitting. Stop swinging for the fence all the time.Bellinger was pitched inside the whole series and did not adjust.Why are they not looking at film. Back away from the plate.

  3. Can I honestly ask someone here how a team scores 7 runs, hits 4 HR’s and still loses big time? Honestly , although it’s just a game the Dodgers displayed what might be a real problem come the PS, if they cannot score in other ways besides the long ball, because during October, a team won’t be able to ‘slug’ the the same they can during the regular season, Dodgers could be in some trouble. Of course the BP is another issue as well, but we do know that guys like Garcia JT Chargois, Caleb Fergusin most likely are off the PS roster.

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