Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has now gone to reliever Ryan Madson in critical situations twice in the World Series and both times he’s failed to do his job.
Madson has inherited five Red Sox runners in those two appearances and all five have scored. Roberts’ decision to not only bring him in, but keep him in has now cost the Dodgers the first two games of the World Series.
Ryan Madson has inherited five runners in the first two games of the World Series. All five have scored. The Red Sox lead, 4-2.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 25, 2018
It’s almost like Roberts is trying to lose these games. You can’t afford to make these kinds of mistakes against a team that had 108 wins in the regular season and bounced two 100 win teams from the playoffs already.
You have to wonder, does Dave Roberts know he’s no longer a member of the Red Sox?