The last time the Dodgers were home at Dodger Stadium was on Sunday, June 23, where they had just completed a walk-off sweep of the Colorado Rockies in unlikely fashion. 3 rookies on 3 consecutive days smacked walk-off home runs and set an MLB record.
In their first game back at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, they collected their 4th straight walk-off win in quite the opposite fashion. They “walked” it off — literally. Arizona pitching issued 5 straight walks with 2 outs to turn a 4-3 D-Backs lead into a 5-4 Dodgers victory.
Of all the Dodger walk-off wins this year, this one was the most literal. Five straight walks with two outs in the ninth to end it.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 3, 2019
Moreover, with that walk-off victory, the 2019 Dodgers etched their names into the history books once again. The 2019 club became the first team in franchise history with 4 straight walk-offs.
It was their 6th walk-off victory in their last 17 home games.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) July 3, 2019
Stats By Stats on Twitter also points out that the Dodgers are the only MLB team in the last 45 years to end a game with 5 consecutive walks.
Elias hits us with fact that the Dodgers are the first team in the live-ball era (since 1920) to draw five consecutive walks to end a game, with no outs occurring at any point during the streak of walks.
Stats By Stats also provided a little more history.
The @Dodgers have now won via walkoff in each of their last 4 home games.
They're the first MLB team to win via walkoff in 4 straight home games since the A's in 2004, and the first NL team to do so since the Phillies in 1991.#LABleedsBlue
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 3, 2019
The boys can hit. And the boys can walk.