Marlins 11, Dodgers 4: An disastrous 5th sinks Lance Lynn as the Dodgers rotation concerns deepen

The Dodgers got out to a one-run lead and clung on through five innings, which is when Lance Lynn imploded and the Marlins put up nine runs that proved to be more than enough for them to hang on for an 11-4 victory.

The Dodgers have now lost five of their last six, and after not dropping a series in August have lost the first two of September.


The Marlins went with a pen game and it was generally effective. They held the Dodgers scoreless through three innings, with the scoreless tie being broken by Jason Heyward‘s 14th homer in the 4th to make it 1-0.

On the other side was Lynn, who also got three relatively drama-free innings before running into trouble in the 4th, where he loaded the bases and was bailed out by a Spider-Man catch at the wall.

Unfortunately, that was only a temporary relief. The 5th began with a double and a Joey Wendle homer to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead.

Then things really snowballed. A pair of walks followed, and a one-out Jazz Chisholm Jr. homer made it 5-1 in a hurry. With two outs, Jesus Sanchez added another homer to put another run up, and after two more runners reached on infield singles, Dave Roberts came to get him.

Victor Gonzalez entered but provided no relief, surrendering an infield single to Wendle that plated a run, and then giving up a two-run double to Luis Arraez to push their lead to 9-1 before things finally ended.

He stayed in to manage a scoreless 6th, but Gus Varland entered and gave up another couple of runs in the 7th to push the Marlins lead to 11-1, though he did get a scoreless 8th.


Meanwhile, the Dodgers basically waived the white flag, with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman being removed early. That helped the Marlins pen keep the offense quiet and they didn’t give up much else through eight.

As a consolation, David Peralta doubled in the 9th, Heyward “singled” to score him, and James Outman homered to make it 11-4. That ended up being the final score.


Dodgers84-54 (6.5 GB)
Diamondbacks72-68 (13 GB)

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The Dodgers will try to avoid getting swept tomorrow at 12:40 PM HT/3:40 PM PT/6:40 PM ET with Ryan Pepiot on the mound against Braxton Garrett.

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