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Lance Lynn’s Home Run Problem Completes Trifecta of Dodgers Starting Pitchers Crumbling in NLDS

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.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Camras

Noah is the Lead Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. I get that the Dodgers lost virtually their entire starting rotation, but that doesn’t explain 4 runs in 23 innings against a team they dominated during the regular season. And it certainly doesn’t explain why their two high priced stars are a combined 1-17 in this series. If I were the Dodgers I’d be demanding a refund on some salaries.

  2. The person who put Lance Linn on the starting line up should not be in a Dodger uniform next year. Linn should have been removed from the game after the first home run. Everyone who watched baseball knew what was to follow. Well, not everyone but if he even had a fleeting thought about what was to follow, he should be banned from baseball. NO ONE IN THE WORLD IS THAT STUPID!

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