With Rich Hill cruising in Game 4 of the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts made a decision that was guaranteed to be second-guessed, a lift the starting pitcher.
Among those questioning the wisdom of the President Trump.
"Managers do it all the time, big mistake!" Trump tweeted.
He had a point. Hill, who had thrown 91 pitches, had one run, striking out seven and walking when he left with a four-run lead and one out in the seventh inning. After that, the Red Sox went on to score nine runs in a 9-6 victory that gave Boston a 3-1 lead in the Series with Game 5 Sunday in Los Angeles.
Afterward, Roberts was asked about his decision and Trump's tweet.
"I'm happy tuning in and watching the game," said Roberts. "I do not know how many Dodger games are watched. I do not think he is privy to the conversation. That's one man's opinion. "
Hill, 38, rarely goes 6 1/3 innings and Roberts went on to say that Hill had brought up the possibility of pulling him.
"Well, prior to that, it was a long time ago – it was a conversation with Rich, and we talked about it," Roberts said. "He said, 'Keep an eye on me. I'm going to give it everything I have. Let's go hitter to hitter and just keep an eye on me. '' So right there, I know Rich, everything can be done, competed, left everything out there. "
Red Sox Manager Alex Cora offered his support for Roberts.
"Dave Roberts is a good manager."
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