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Dodgers’ Dave Roberts On Bullpen Issue Friday: ‘They Can’t Be Perfect’

Every streak the Los Angeles Dodgers had going came to a sudden halt on Friday night when San Francisco rookie Brett Wisely blasted a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Dodgers saw their four-game win streak snapped and slugger Shohei Ohtani’s franchise-record streak of 10 consecutive games with an RBI came to an end. So did the strange streak of the Dodgers winning 24 straight games in which Miguel Rojas got a hit. 

“It’s over,” a dejected Rojas said afterward after the team fell to 24-1 in games he recorded a hit in. “I just want to thank all the Dodgers fans out there and the people who have been watching. The support has been amazing. I’ve seen all the posts on social media. It was overwhelming. … But at the end of the day, this is part of the game. I enjoyed it. Hopefully, we start another streak tomorrow.”

Daniel Hudson entered in the sixth with a 2-1 lead, but he left a 95 mph fastball middle-in to Matt Chapman with a runner on. Chapman turned on it and gave the Giants a 3-2 lead.

Los Angeles tied the game in the top of the ninth when Andy Pages led off with a triple. He scored on Jason Heyward’s sacrifice fly.

Blake Treinen entered the game in the bottom of the inning and walked Luis Matos on four pitches. The next batter, Wisely, stroked a 1-2 slider over the right field wall sending Oracle Park into a frenzy.

“The leadoff walk by Blake wasn’t ideal,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Then he had count leverage [on Wisely] and left a pitch out over [the plate]. Huddy tried to go down and away to Chapman and just made a mistake with the heater. He made us pay. They can’t be perfect. It’s gonna happen.”

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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