Bee-lieve it: Dodgers lose to D-backs in extra innings again

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Walker's walk-off home run in the 10th seals fate for Dodgers in heartbreaking loss in Arizona.

The Dodgers will call them the Killer Bees.

After a delay of nearly two hours because of a bees on the backstop, the Dodgers were stung again at Chase Field on Tuesday, falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3, on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning.

Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker provided the final sting, blasting his sixth and seventh home runs of the year, including the final one in the 10th inning to win the game. 

Dodgers rookie right-hander Landon Knack (1-1) threw five innings, giving up four hits and a single run. Diamondbacks left-hander Jordan Montgomery was slated to start, but because of the delay at the start of the game, he was scratched and Arizona went with a bullpen day. 

The Dodgers (19-13) were stagnant for a majority of the game, with the team recording five hits and going 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers had no players with a multi-hit game. 

Here are three takeaways:

Extra innings sting again

The Dodgers are 0-3 in extra innings this season and 18-31 since 2021.  

While Will Smith did provide a RBI sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, the Dodgers scored one run after getting multiple runners on. The bullpen could not hold the lead in the 8th inning after Daniel Hudson struggled.

Dodgers have deja vu

Offensively, it looked like a repeat of 2023 NL Division Series, which was swept by the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers were 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.. 

It felt like they were in control for most of the game, especially after the great start by Landon Knack, but another late rally by the Diamondbacks thwarted all of that. The Dodgers have scored just a single run and have hit 1 for 13 at the plate in extra innings in 2024, which is unacceptable by this type of lineup. 

Buehler has promising rehab

Walker Buehler took the mound for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, and had one of his better outings so far. He was stretched out to five innings and while he did give up seven hits, Buehler allowed one run to go with five strikeouts and no walks. 

His command looked better, velocity remained the same and got through a normal start with no setbacks. It seems like he needs one or two more rehab starts before making his return to the major leagues, but as always we will provide updates on his progress. 

Right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto will start for the Dodgers while Montgomery will make his rescheduled start in the 6:40 p.m. game Wednesday.