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Dodgers: Gavin Lux Sets Interesting Team Record in Debut

Lux ran wild in his debut with the Dodgers.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 02: Gavin Lux #48 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles at first base with first base coach George Lombard #29 after Lux hit a single to center field in the second inning of the MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux became the first player in the live-ball era to score three or more runs in their major league debut.

On the night, Lux went 2-for-5 with the aforementioned three runs and a double to top things off. He looked poised overall and his output tonight provided some evidence to back that claim.

Lux batted eighth and started at second base against the Rockies on Monday night, something Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he would do a lot of against right-handed pitching going forward.

Lux was an integral part of a historic night for the Dodgers, one that saw them punish the Colorado Rockies with a convincing 16-9 victory.

The game was the first of its kind in Major League Baseball history: 11 doubles and 11 home runs. The Dodgers chipped in precisely seven of those home runs and four doubles, with Lux representing one of them.

At Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, Lux set the world on fire, posting a .392/.478/.719 slash line while crushing 13 home runs in 49 games. Lux should be a spark down the stretch for an offensive unit that has been struggling as of late. Gavin Lux’s potential has already been seen through his first game in a major league uniform.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Lux comes up and performs as advertized. That kid is so quick!!!!! Our team speed just ticked up another notch. Now Munce will have to move back to first, hopefully But with “Dave”, sometimes the obvious is not obvious to him. I know this is not a popular opinion, but I love the way Friedman keeps on track………making this team younger and younger while all the other teams in the West (exclude Padres here) keep status quo. They all see our youthfulness now and it will pressure them to keep up eventually. At this point I don’t think they can. Smith, Verdugo, Beaty, Bellinger, Buehler, May and now Lux. It’s a beautiful thing!

    • bluz1st, as always, you have hit the nail on the head. Lux did a fine job, and if that means he takes over second, then I am fine with it. Then, with Max at first, our total infield is loaded with situational hitters and bangers. Verdugo, Belles and Beaty/Pollock/CT3 in the OF we are loaded. Now, lets hope the starting pitching lives up to its reputation. Go Blue!!!

    • You can easily add Seager’s name to your list, as well as Gonsolin (sp?), Urias, and Rios. There are others at Double-A Tulsa on the edge of playing at Dodgers Stadium as well. Most, if not all, teams in MLB would love to have this pipeline.

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