LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game for his actions during an argument with Padres skipper Andy Green during Friday night’s series opener at Petco Park.
Roberts, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, will serve the suspension tonight.
Things got heated when Alex Wood was unhappy with San Diego’s a Jose Pirela relaying location to batters from second base in the first inning. According to a pool report after the game, home plate umpire Greg Gibson said second base umpire D.J. Reyburn told him he heard Wood tell Pirela, “I’m going to f—king drill you.”
This prompted warnings for both benches between innings, and after both managers went to home plate for further explanation, Roberts was unhappy with what Green was saying. As umpires were separating the two managers, Roberts broke free and charged at Green, bumping him.
Two different times after the benches-clearing incident was dying down, Roberts was seen yelling across to Green in the Padres dugout, pointing at him and shouting, “You and me.”
That extracurricular effort got Roberts suspended for a game. Green was fined an undisclosed amount, as was Wood.
Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren will manage the Dodgers on Saturday night.