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#pounditThursday, August 18, 2022

New Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly already being booed

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly has been pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers for only one week and is already in danger of becoming notorious among the team’s fanbase.

Kelly blew a 3-0 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his debut with the team on Friday and exited down 4-3. It was more of the same in his next appearance, which came on Monday night.

Kelly entered the Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants with a 2-0 lead and gave up a home run to Brandon Belt in his first inning. He then gave up another run to tie the game and left with runners on second and third. Scott Alexander allowed a 2-run double to Belt to put the Giants ahead 4-2. All four runs were charged to Kelly, who was booed as he walked off the field.

Kelly is quickly developing a reputation for blowing games. He’s allowed seven hits, a walk, six runs, and two home runs in just three innings this season.

Good thing the Dodgers didn’t make a longterm commitment to him. Just kidding. They signed him to a 3-year, $25 million deal.

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