Dodgers’ Hill: President’s focus should be on nation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill didn’t appreciate President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing manager Dave Roberts for taking him out of Game 4.
Hill told reporters on Sunday that he believes the president’s focus should be elsewhere.
“There was a mass shooting yesterday,” the pitcher said. “The focus, in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game.”
Hill was referring to the massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that left 11 dead.
Hill was pulled by Roberts on Saturday night with one out and a runner on in the seventh inning after six scoreless innings. Hill was eventually charged with an earned run allowed by the bullpen.
Roberts was heavily criticized by Dodgers fans and others for his pitching decisions after LA lost 9-6 on Saturday to leave them trailing Boston 3-1 in the best-of-seven Series.
“There’s a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don’t have all the information, which is commonplace these days,” Roberts said Sunday. “It’s noise and I really haven’t paid too much attention to it.”