Are the Dodgers playing too relaxed? Dave Roberts, Yasmani Grandal weigh in.

Yasmani Grandal suggested in his comments following the Dodgers’ 8-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday that the team needed to “play with fire.” It wasn’t so much that the fire isn’t there, the catcher said, but rather that the Dodgers “at times we feel like we know that we’re better than the other team, and we can lay back and relax.”

Grandal gave that interview after Dave Roberts‘ postgame media scrum, so Friday was the first time the Dodgers’ manager heard those words. His response was pointed and blunt.

Here’s what each man had to say on the topic of the Dodgers playing too relaxed:

Teammates had to separate Grandal and Justin Turner in the dugoutas they argued between the top and bottom of the seventh inning last night. Grandal made a baserunning error in the sixth inning that nearly cost the Dodgers a run.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.