The Dodgers and Rangers went at it again on Sunday afternoon with each team looking to take a series win. With the last 2 games garnering 12 runs for the winning team each time, Sunday looked to be a very important game for both sides.
The Dodgers had Walker Buehler on the mound and he went 6 scoreless innings despite a very long first inning. Buehler struck out 5 and issued 3 walks while allowing 5 hits. Mookie Betts went deep for Los Angeles and Zach McKinstry came up with a big hit in the 3rd to drive in 2.
Despite all of that, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn’t sound entirely satisfied with the win. Doc spoke with the media after the game and said that he really didn’t feel like they had played a very good baseball game. He also added that he was happy with the win, obviously.
"Today, to be quite honest I dont think we played a very good baseball game."
Dave Roberts was very honest about the game today but happy with the win.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) June 13, 2021
Roberts would not elaborate on what he felt was not done well in the Dodgers loss. But they did leave 7 runners on base and go 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. He could be talking about that or he could be referring to the bullpen issue in the 9th inning.
Phil Bickford came out in the 9th inning and did not do particularly well. With a 5-run lead, he 4 straight runners to reach prompting the Dodgers to go to Kenley Jansen. But Roberts did say that he didn’t put much blame on Bickford in that spot.
But the good news is that the Dodgers walked away with the win.