April 2018 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dave Roberts Pulls Cody Bellinger For 'Lack Of Hustle'

Apr 30, 2018 12:19 AM

The Dodgers' lackluster start to the 2018 campaign is starting to show visible leakage, with the latest example coming during Los Angeles' 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Dave Roberts pulled last year's rookie of the year, Cody Bellinger, in the fifth inning for what the manager described as a lack of hustle.

"I felt there wasn't hustle on the play -- the ball that he hit 421 feet into right-center field, and he cruised into second base," Roberts told reporters, referring to a ball Bellinger smacked into the area called Triples Alley. "He plays every day, and there's certain expectations for the way we have to play the game. When you don't abide by that, we'll get somebody in there that will. It's pretty simple."

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Dodgers Place Yasiel Puig On DL

Apr 29, 2018 5:26 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right fielder Yasiel Puig on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a left hip pointer and bruised foot after getting hurt in the field and the plate a day earlier.

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Pablo Sandoval Pitches Perfect Ninth Inning

Apr 29, 2018 2:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers had no problem knocking around every pitcher the San Francisco Giants threw at them, except one -- Pablo Sandoval.

San Francisco's backup infielder turned into an emergency reliever in the ninth and pitched a perfect inning as the Dodgers romped 15-6 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

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Dodgers Won't Hesitate To Use Kenley Jansen

Apr 19, 2018 8:43 AM

Kenley Jansen has had a shaky start to the season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers won't hesitate to use the closer.

"Absolutely not. No," Dave Roberts said. "Save situation tonight, even potentially a non-save situation to keep the game close, or whether we need an inning or not, I have no hesitance in running him out there."

Jansen has blown two saves already this season. He wasn't used on Wednesday night in L.A.'s 13-4 win over the San Diego Padres.

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Kenley Jansen: Can't Let Struggles 'Get In My Mind'

Apr 18, 2018 10:54 AM

Kenley Jansen remains confident after another blown save, saying that he refuses to allow early struggles to "get in my mind."

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning before Jansen blew his second save in four attempts this season. He allowed two runs in the ninth before the Dodgers eventually won 7-3 in 12 innings.

"I have confidence in myself that I will find it," Jansen said. "It's just a matter of time. Hopefully I can get an opportunity tomorrow because tonight -- that's no who I am."

"Right now, he's not right, as far as the way the ball's coming out of the hand," Dave Roberts said. "We have all the confidence in Kenley. It's one of those things that people go through, and he's got to work his way out of it."

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