For some reason MLB decided to blame Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts for last night’s benches clearing scrum and was issued a one-game suspension for Friday night’s fracas with Padre’s manager Andy Green. During the Dodgers 10-4 win Roberts was seen screaming and finger pointing at Green after the first inning. It was believed that the Dodgers thought that San Diego was stealing signs during the opening frame. The benches cleared but no punches were thrown.
Roberts was very heated during the altercation. Unfortunately Joe Torre and the commissioner’s office felt that Roberts was out of line. Roberts will serve his suspension tonight and bench coach Bob Geren will manage the club during his absence. Alex Wood and Green were also fined an undisclosed amount by major league baseball. The Dodgers and Padres continue their weekend series as Rich Hill takes the mound for the Dodgers.