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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Speaks About Edwin Rios’ and Clayton Kershaw’s historic performances in Miami

Edwin Rios and Clayton Kershaw both made their own type of history tonight against the Marlins.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 3: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 3, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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.

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.”

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. It would appear the Dodgers have their first baseman for the future. Too bad he bats lefty, but I love the way Rios looks out there. Been wondering when they would really start to use him more. Let’s hope they eventually commit and don’t platoon him too. because so far “Dave” has seemed reluctant to let him hit left handed pitching.

  2. Very quietly……..Justin Turner is getting lost in the massive run barrages…..Ryu, Kershaw, May, Smith, now Rios…….everyone is getting good publicity……but Turner seems forgotten. He has been hitting a home run almost every other game lately, yet it seems no has noticed it. JT is back!

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