Dodgers manager Dave Roberts couldn’t hide his anger with outfielder Yasiel Puig on Sunday, a day after the outfielder made the last out of a one-run loss to the San Francisco Giants on a baserunning blunder.
Puig did not play Sunday for only the third time since June 28. Asked whether Puig’s base-stealing try that backfired the night before influenced that decision, Roberts did a poor job of deflecting the question.
“I don’t know the answer to that question,” he said. “I do. But I don’t want to say.”
Roberts then tried to clarify that comment without mentioning Puig.
“When I put a player in the lineup, every situation, every...