Diamondbacks offense absolutely clobbers Max Scherzer with 3 back-to-back homers

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 22, 2017

Well, that was tough to watch.

The Arizona Diamondbacks had the best possible outcome for their first three batters to start their series Friday against the Washington Nationals, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs. Max Scherzer took the mound in Arizona ready to put on the type of pitching performance he's used to (he was probably hoping for something around his current 2.01 ERA and 0.797 WHIP), and he nearly immediately got absolutely clobbered by the Diamondbacks offense.

Playing in Phoenix, the Diamondbacks became just the fifth Major League Baseball team to start a game with back-to-back-to-back home runs, and the first since Baltimore did it in 2012.

The last time a team opened a game with back-to-back-to-back home runs was when the Baltimore Orioles trio of Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis, opened the game against Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis on May 10, 2012.

Arizona entered the day in the middle of the pack in the NL terms of home runs, with Lamb extending his team lead up to 23 blasts as he comes off his first career All-Star appearance. A rare type of Scherzer start, that's for sure.

He got out of the first inning after only 37 pitches, which is maybe not as bad as it could be considering the circumstances. But it's still pretty bad.

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