Brandon Belt

Dodgers' bats struggle in 2-1 loss to Giants

Dodgers' bats struggle in 2-1 loss to Giants

In this era of instant communication, a time for direct messages and Slack channels and Whatsapp, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts still receives letters from fans. He riffles through the typed pages of criticism with amusement. The writers detail how he should be using his bullpen, diagnose how his hitters should conduct their at-bats and kvetch about his ever-shifting batting order.

“You’ve got to find humor in it,” Roberts said. “Because everyone has an opinion, and they’re not afraid to share it. And that’s awesome.”

It will take several days for the mail inspired by Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants to reach Dodger Stadium. But the evening checked all the...

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