The Los Angeles Dodgers got two terrible starts in the National League Division Series to fall to a 2-0 series deficit. With the season on the line against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers turned to MLB's home runs-allowed leader, Lance Lynn, to extend the series.
It started well for Lynn on the mound but then the home runs eventually found him. Lynn self-imploded in the third inning, allowing four home runs in an inning for the first time in MLB Playoff history. To make matters even worse, Gabriel Moreno's home run (the fourth in the inning) was overturned as it was foul, only for him to hit a moonshot again on the very next pitch.
It was a sad case of deja vu for Dodgers fans and it couldn't have possibly gotten any worse, right? Well, the folks over at TBS had to drive the dagger deeper into Dodgers fans' hearts with the most ironically-timed commercial possible after Lynn's meltdown.
TBS trolls Dodgers fans with savage commercial choice after Lance Lynn meltdown
For those that may not remember, 'California Love' was the song that became infamous with the best reliever in Dodgers history, Kenley Jansen. Jansen may not have been very beloved late in his Dodgers career but he was objectively better than whatever the Dodgers have been throwing out there in this series.
If anything, it was a sad reminder of a day in Dodgers history that many fans miss. The Dodgers have not won a playoff series since Jansen left the team and while it doesn't really have to do with his departure, it does have to do with the departure of several other postseason heroes.
Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner. Those are just some of the names that have departed the Dodgers and were previously postseason heroes. Heck, even Enrique Hernandez left the team and the Dodgers had to bring him back in the playoffs.
Jansen would not have kept this disaster from happening in the Diamondbacks. But hearing the music that became synonymous with him right after another disastrous playoff moment was a reminder of what used to be. Fans yearn for that Dodgers team that, even when it lost, would fight until the very last out.
This team, both in 2023 and 2022, doesn't seem to have that fight.