The Arizona Diamondbacks made history on Wednesday, becoming the first team ever to hit four home runs in one inning in the postseason. If I gave you one guess of which Dodgers starting pitcher was on the mound for that historical feat, I think just about all of you would get it right.
Yes, it was the man who gave up more home runs than anyone this regular season with 44, Lance Lynn.
Lynn got through the first two innings of this game unscathed, allowing just two singles. However, in the bottom of the third inning, the train fell off the rails.
Lynn gave up not one, not two, not three but four solo home runs, before finally being pulled by manager Dave Roberts. But at that point, the damage was already more than done.
Lynn was pulled after 2.2 innings and, of course, allowed the four earned runs. He joins both Clayton Kershaw and Bobby Miller who had abysmal starts for the Dodgers this NLDS, setting the team up for failure.
Of course, in this case, the bats had their fair share of opportunities, batting around a full time once. But they mustered just one hit in the first three innings, and when the Diamondbacks came up in the bottom of the third, they made the Dodgers pay.
For the third straight game this series, the Dodgers will be playing from behind.
A four-run lead is not insurmountable, but considering the Dodgers have scored just four runs in the first 21 innings this series, it’s hard to feel confident in this one.
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