Dodgers Dave Roberts Reacts to Kenley, Umpires & Archie Bradley

The Dodgers kicked off a weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a pitching duel between Walker Buehler and Robbie Ray.

Buehler has been stellar at home while Robbie Ray has been a Dodger-killer during his time in Arizona. The Dodgers struck first with a 2 run 3rd inning off the bats of AJ Pollock and Will Smith driving in Corey Seager and Tyler White to take a 2-0 lead for most of the game.

In comes Kenley Jansen, who proceeds to give up a bloop single to Nick Ahmed, who then stole second and set up the show down with Carson Kelly, who prior to tonight, was 1-2 with a home run against Jansen this season already.

Well, make it two home runs off Kenley, with the second one tying the game. Kelly then smashed a solo shot in the 11th off Julio Urias for the go-head and eventual game winner.

Dave Roberts gave his analysis of Kenley:

There was some drama in the bottom of the 11th as AJ Pollock looked to have been struck on the wrist with a Archie Bradley pitch, but the umpires ruled him out as the ball popped up and was caught by the catcher.

As Pollock was walking off the field and talking to the Umpire for the alleged missed-call, Bradley pointed at the Dodgers Dugout and seemed to be jawing some instructions for him to hurry up.

Once Will Smith struck out to end the game, Bradley wasn’t done with his talking and both teams cleared the benches with the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw leading the way in a very calm fashion.

The surprise drama coming from Dave Roberts, chewing out a dBacks staffer asking him (i’m paraphrasing here) what his role was on the team.

Tempers finally died down and here’s Archie Bradley talking about his role in the drama:

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