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Craig Kimbrel Blowing a Lead in NLCS Has Dodgers Fans Losing Their Minds

The National League Championship Series has turned into one for the ages. With a little help from former Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel on Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks have evened the series up at 2-2 heading into the weekend.

For Dodgers fans, it was a familiar sight from a year ago. Tasked to protect a 5-3 lead for the Phillies in Game 4, Kimbrel served up a towering 2-run splash down home run off the bat of center fielder Alek Thomas that landed in the pool at Chase Field.

In September 2022, the veteran right-hander served up a 3-run walk off homer to the D-backs that all but spelled the end of his time with the Dodgers. He never pitched in a save situation again and was left off the postseason roster in October.

Baseball fans online were quick to react to the series shifting shot in Arizona on Friday night, with some Dodgers fans feeling certainly a bit nostalgic.

The series continues Saturday night in Arizona.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Bobby Miller, and any Dodgers of the future. Under Clint, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. He's a golf enthusiast, an amateur wood worker, and a friend.


  1. So,I guess this story is suppose to let Dodger fans feel better about getting swept? Friedman calls himself a FAILURE and so it is.

  2. Much more fun celebrating in Philly anyhow and the storyline tracks – he’s dealt with this before…

  3. The Dodgers Getting Swept And How They Lost By The Diamond Backs Has Dodgers Fans Losing Their Minds

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