Dave Roberts booed by Dodgers fans following string of unfortunate pitching decisions

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Dodgers fans were not happy with manager Dave Roberts and they let him hear it.

The Los Angeles faithful booed Roberts excessively in Game 5 of the Nationals League Championship Series after a string of pitching decisions came up rotten.

First, Roberts left starter Clayton Kershaw in for the top of the eighth inning with a two-run lead and the former Cy Young winner gave up home runs on consecutive pitches to tie the game.

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Then, after Joe Kelly delivered a perfect ninth inning and extra innings were forced in a 3-3 tie, Roberts left the righty in for the 10th.

Kelly then allowed the first two batters to reach base, and after an intentional walk to Juan Soto, allowed a game-breaking grand slam from Howie Kendrick.

When Roberts came to get Kelly soon after, he was unceremoniously booed on his way to the mound and back off of it.

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