Luis Avilan

Dodgers' relievers falter in 7-5 loss to Phillies

Dodgers' relievers falter in 7-5 loss to Phillies

Dave Roberts opened the door to his office and descended a flight of steps toward the visitors’ batting cage at Citizens Bank Park. Inside the room awaited the position players of the Dodgers. Roberts called them together Wednesday afternoon to deliver a message.

The address lasted 15 minutes. His tone was stern. His voice carried beyond the cage and into the hallway leading to the diamond.

Roberts chuckled when asked about the meeting.

“What meeting?” he said before his bullpen imploded in a 7-5 loss in front of 20,175 fans.

Perhaps he should have spoken to his relievers.

The offense was productive Wednesday, but the bullpen was flammable. Ross Stripling...

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