At this point in the season, Dave Roberts and the Dodgers are looking anywhere for help in the lineup. Cody Bellinger has been a shell of the MVP player he was in 2019. Billy McKinney is not exactly a big league hitter, and players like Steven Souza or Zach McKinney among others have struggled to move the ball forward, as Doc calls it, consistently.
So, for a spark, the team turns to… another guy who has struggled to move the ball forward consistently when healthy all season long. Gavin Lux returned last night after a long and mostly successful stretch with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
I think… just to get a new look. I want Gavin to just take his at-bats and it just might spark us. Just to add a little bit of length to the lineup and we’ll see how it goes.
Starting in left field for the first time as a big leaguer (and second time as a professional), the former top prospect went 0-2 with a walk in a his first game back at the big league level.
Notably, Gavin has been a spark once already this season, lighting a fire under a team mired in a 5-15 stretch with a 3-run bomb back in mid-May. With Bellinger’s continued issues at the plate, any change was honestly the right call for a team that’s sitting 3 games behind the division leading Giants.
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