April 12, 2021

Dodgers: Zach McKinstry Hits the Team’s First Homerun of the Season, And It Was Incredibly Odd (Dodgers Nation)



The last time a Dodgers player hit an inside-the-park homerun, Russell Martin was still on the team. That was way back in September of 2019 when Chris Taylor did it, per the club’s PR team. 

The Dodgers broke that dry spell in Saturday night’s game on yet another wild play. With 2 outs in a tied game in the 8th inning, Zach McKinstry hit a screaming line drive into deep left field. Raimel Tapia jumped over the fence trying to make the catch and launched the ball back into the field of play. 

Tapia, the same guy that was involved in Cody Bellinger’s odd play, thought the ball went out. He stayed on the ground at the warning track while McKinstry circled the bases. It was the Dodgers first homerun of the season and gave them the lead

We’ll just add this one to the typical “Coors Field is weird” checklist for the year. The Dodgers had that weird play on Thursday with Bellinger, a cat on the field on Friday night, and then this play tonight. They also had a water fountain delay at the…

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