The Dodgers improve to 81-41, as they defeat the Miami Marlins 9-1. Edwin Rios hit his 1st career Major League HR tonight, then followed it up with his 2nd big league home run. Clayton Kershaw struck out the first 7 batters he faced in Miami, which now gives him the record for having the longest streak by a Dodgers pitcher in the Modern Era, per Elias Sports Bureau.
After blowing out the Marlins last night and winning tonight by a rather large margin, Dave Roberts has a lot to comment after this game.
Edwin Ríos is the 1st Dodger to hit his 1st 2 career HR in the same game since Cody Bellinger (2017). pic.twitter.com/cgggd435QD
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 15, 2019
Dave Roberts spoke to the media, following the Dodgers win in Miami.
Dave Roberts on Clayton Kershaw’s performance and the difficulty of pulling him out after the 7th inning:
“It’s a lot easier, given what’s at stake. Tonight, as good a command as I’ve seen, with all his pitches, namely his fastball.”
Dave Roberts on if he thought Kershaw had some special stuff tonight:
“I did, early on, just spiting the fastball up, going to the curveball early, and it had the shape and depth that we like to see.”
Dave Roberts on whether he was more impressed with Edwin Rios’ 3 for 4 performance, or working a 12 pitch at-bat:
“I love the homer, but to be honest with you, the walk at-bat, stood out the most. When you’re chasing 3 homers, to really still stay in the at-bat, and not try to do too much, take the walk, keep the line moving, I was really proud of him, and that’s something we challenge him with.”