Dodgers manager Dave Roberts benched Joc Pederson on Monday night in the 8th inning of their 9-1 loss to the Rockies. The reason for the benching was Pederson didn’t run out a ground ball.
The first place Dodgers aren’t going to have a guy not giving max effort while he’s on the field. With all of the analytics infecting the game, it’s good to see lack of hustle still doesn’t sit well with managers.
Roberts explained his reason for benching Pedersen after the game.
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