Former Reds outfielder leads rout of Dodgers in Game 1 of NLDS

Tommy Pham got off to hot start in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

Tommy Pham's stint with the Cincinnati Reds was a short one - 91 games to be precise. But the 35-year-old is certainly making an impact this October for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D-backs routed the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS on Saturday night. Los Angeles was embarrassed the Snakes and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw couldn't even make it out of the first inning.

The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 6-0 lead and didn't look back. LA fell by the final of 11-2 and Pham was a big reason for Arizona's success.

Former Reds outfielder Tommy Pham leads rout of Dodgers in NLDS

The Arizona Diamondbacks put nine runs on the board before the bottom of the Los Angeles Dodgers' batting order even came to the plate. That's how dominant the D-backs were in Game 1 of the NLDS.

Tommy Pham led the way for Arizona going 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored. The D-backs acquired Pham at the trade deadline from the New York Mets who signed the outfielder to a one-year deal this past offseason.

Pham's time in Cincinnati was brief, and the h'e s probably more well known throughout the Queen City for slapping Joc Pederson than he is for anything he ever did on the field. Pham hit .238/.320/.374 with the Reds in 2022 and was traded to the Boston Red Sox at the deadline.

Tommy Pham's performance this season, however, is likely to net him a nice free agent deal during the upcoming offseason. While the Cincinnati Reds could certainly use a right-handed hitting power bat in their outfield next season, the organization would be wise to steer clear of the veteran this winter.

Pham and the Arizona Diamondbacks get a day off on Sunday before heading back to Chavez Ravine on Monday evening to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS. If the D-backs can somehow snag another victory, they'll take a 2-0 series lead back to the desert later this week.