Dodgers: Only Dave Roberts in history to throw out a perfect pitcher in the 7th… Twice!

Many criticisms are going to come to the manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers for his decision to release Clayton Kershaw while I was pulling a Perfect Game in 7 innings, where he barely had 80 pitches on his account and had already gotten 13 strikeouts against the Minnesota Twins. Former players of MLB how pitcher Brad Lidge or Hall of Fame Reggie Jackson have given him all to Roberts for his decision. However, this is nothing new for him.

In fact, Dave Roberts is the only manager in all of MLB history to put out a pitcher with a Perfect Game after 7 innings of work, having done so before today on September 10, 2016, where pitcher Rich Hill also threw 7. innings, retiring 21 in a row against the Miami Marlins while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On that occasion, Hill barely had 89 pitches to enter the eighth inning with the Perfect Game, looking for the opportunity to seek the feat having already prescribed 8 chocolates. As with Kershaw, though, Roberts said he had seen enough, perhaps saving it for the playoffs that were just weeks away at the time.

Now, Roberts once again becomes one of the most questioned managers in all of MLB, despite the fact that the occurrence of removing pitchers with no hits in the process has already happened at the beginning of the season, with manager Bob Melvin of the Padres having done the same with Sean Manaea and Yu Darvish last week, but with them bringing in a no-hitter, and not a Perfect Game.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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Dodgers: Only Dave Roberts in history to throw out a perfect pitcher in the 7th… Twice!