The recent surge from Dodgers utility man Gavin Lux is giving Dodgers fans a small glimpse of hope for what the future could possibly look like moving forward.
The former top prospect out of Kenosha, Wisconsin has slashed .458/.552/.708 with a 1.260 OPS since being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City a little over a week ago.
Manager Dave Roberts believes Lux’s resurgence has paid huge dividends down the stretch, attributing his success to a refocus on his mechanics.
“He’s in a good spot mechanically,” Roberts said. “And I would argue, more importantly, his approach to each pitcher, working with the hitting guys, is very sound and very consistent.”
Roberts said he’s proud of the resilience that Lux has shown in his recent success following a rough first stint in the show this season, asserting that his IF/OF is playing some of the best ball of his young career.
“So, just proud of the way he’s kind of had to go through some adversity and playing, for me, as good of baseball as I’ve seen him play.”
On the year, Lux is slashing .239/.323/.369 with 22 extra base hits and 45 RBI’s.
“For a player that’s mired in it, that lives the day to day, results certainly are helpful,” Roberts said. “And it’s good to see him get some results.”
The Dodgers are off on Monday before heading to Colorado for the last time in 2021. Julio Urias, Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer are lined up to keep LA in the mix for a 9th consecutive division title. 12 games remain in the regular season.