We have fully arrived to the analytics world of baseball. Los Angeles Dodgers manger Dave Roberts has been criticized during this World Series for some of the pitching changes he has made in tight spots of the game.
During Game 4 of the World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was throwing a gem of a game, only to be taken out by manager Dave Roberts to put his bullpen to work.
The Boston Red Sox were finally able to get some hits off the reliever and it led to a comeback tying the game 4-4, which eventually led to the win.
President Donald Trump seems to agree that Roberts (and MLB managers in general) shouldn’t be taking out players when they’re hot.
Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2018
Well, many people took to Twitter with anger that Trump is tweeting about baseball, on a tough day in America.
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was also not very happy about this, and didn’t care for Trumps opinions…
Rich Hill on Trump’s tweet: “There was a mass shooting yesterday … The focus, in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game.”
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 28, 2018