Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ handling of his pitching staff Saturday night wasn’t without criticism, with the president of the United States even offering his take.
With the Dodgers holding a 4-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series, Roberts sent Hill back out to the mound after he cruised through the previous six innings. Hill allowed a leadoff walk then struck out the next hitter, prompting Roberts to go to his bullpen. Three batters later, Mitch Moreland smashed a three-run shot to cut the Dodgers’ lead to one. The Red Sox ultimately won 9-6 to take a 3-1 series lead.
Roberts’ decision to yank Hill drew the criticism of Donald Trump, who offered this analysis on the move.
When asked about the tweet Sunday, Hill responded by trying to put things into perspective.
Both Roberts and Red Sox manager Alex Cora responded to the tweet in their postgame press conference following Game 4.