Colorado Rockies continue to hear trash talk from Dodgers manager
In the world of “focus on today’s game and don’t look ahead,” Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts continues to give bulletin board material to the Colorado Rockies ahead of their big weekend series at Dodger Stadium.
Entering Tuesday’s action with a slim lead over the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in the race for the division, the Rockies are in a stretch against the two other best teams in the National League West. After finishing a three-game set against the Diamondbacks at Coors Field, the Rockies will head to southern California to take on the Dodgers. There’s no question Tuesday night began a big six-game stretch for the Rockies.
There are three teams involved in the NL West frenzy. Roberts, however, continues to put the spotlight on his team. After making sure to let everyone know his team was the best of the National League West over the weekend, Roberts let out another beauty on Tuesday.
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One day after Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was lit up for six runs (including four home runs) in 6.1 innings during LA’s 10-6 win over the New York Mets on Monday, Roberts decided it was time to reassure the world that Kershaw would bounce back. Kershaw’s next outing comes on Saturday at home against the Rockies.
According to Roberts, Colorado is going to be in the wrong place at the wrong time on Saturday. Check out this quote.
By the way, Kershaw has already allowed a career-high 17 homers this season … and we’re not even through June yet.
So what about the Dodgers and Rockies this weekend? Colorado manager Bud Black wasn’t about to take the bait on Tuesday afternoon before his team took the field against Arizona.
"“I care about this game here tonight. That’s the one that counts,” Black said. “I’m not going to talk about tomorrow or the next 14 games or the next 27 games. This one counts tonight.”"
Black is doing everything he can to ensure his players keep their focus on the task at hand. Roberts is more than happy to gaze into his crystal ball and talk about the future.
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It’s going to be a very, very interesting series this weekend at Chavez Ravine.