For Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, running a game borders on a religious experience in that it’s an act of faith.
Faith in his players. Faith in the organization’s system.
His convictions have been tested a number of times this year. Roberts stayed the course, as he likes to say, and was rewarded with the organization’s first pennant in 29 years.
The ultimate test is coming up. Tuesday, the Dodgers host the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the World Series. The Dodgers are behind in the best-of-seven series, three games to two, and a loss here will crown their opponent as champion.
Don’t expect any significant changes in lineup or in-game strategy. Don’t expect him to...