The last time Joe Kelly pitched in Chavez Ravine, he was striking out the side in the eighth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s World Series-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Well, his follow-up performance went much, much worse.
Kelly, now a highly-paid reliever for the Dodgers, made his team debut Friday night at Dodger Stadium and was given the ball with a 3-0 lead in the seventh inning. He responded by giving up a three-run homer to Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker.
Take a look:
Yeah, not the debut in Dodger blue that Kelly was hoping for.
Speaking of three-run homers, Kelly’s former team benefited from one Friday night in picking up their first win of the 2019 season. As for Dodgers-Diamondbacks, Arizona eventually pulled off a 5-4 win in 13 innings.