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Dodgers: Dave Roberts to Miss Game One vs Phillies

The manager is expected to only miss the one game.

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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)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be missing from action during game 1 of the series against the the Phillies. In his stead, bench coach Bob Geren will be at the helm.

As Alanna Rizzo points out, Dave will be celebrating his 47th birthday while also attending the high school graduation of his son Cole down in San Diego.

Bob Geren has been Dave Roberts’ right-hand man since 2016. Moreover, he has prior MLB managerial experience as he piloted the Oakland A’s to a 334-376 record from 2007-2011.

Roberts is only expected to miss the single game.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream. He is also 1/2 of the occasional "Clint and Clint #DNpregame" show.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. I’m going off on a different subject matter. The Dodgers hit 4-homeruns last night. Does anybody out there know what is the Dodgers record this year is when the team hits a one homerun in a game? I’m going to guess their record when they hit 4-homeruns is excellent i.e. close to undefeated? I know they have won games without hitting a homerun, the other night 2-0 over the Mets.

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