Dave Roberts completely mismanaged bullpen in Game 5 meltdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success - dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget.

Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young Award winner squandered a two-run lead with the Los Angeles Dodgers six outs from advancing to a fourth consecutive NL Championship Series.



Pitching in relief of effective starter Walker Buehler and looking to help seal Game 5 of the Division Series against Washington at home, Kershaw gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto that tied it 3-all in the eighth inning.

The wild-card Nationals won 7-3 after a grand slam in the 10th by former Dodger Howie Kendrick off Joe Kelly.

See this links:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/10/kershaw-blows-late-lead-in-latest-october-flop-dod/

https://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/dave-roberts-mismanaged-bullpen-game-5-meltdown/518120

http://dodgersdigest.com/2019/10/09/nationals-7-dodgers-3-2019-nlds-game-5-roberts-blunders-spectacularly-kershaw-blows-it-kelly-melts-down-to-end-the-season/