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Dodgers News: Gavin Lux Was Rooting For Milwaukee Brewers In Wildcard Game

Wisconsin native had a good reason for rooting interest

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Gavin Lux greets Will Smith after home run at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Recently, we heard from Gavin Lux on what it’s like to spend your first month of your big league career vying for a playoff roster spot. Now, Lux let’s us all in on a little secret.

He had a rooting interest in this past Tuesday’s NL Wildcard Game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals. While we know his hometown is Kenosha, Wisconsin; you may have a hunch at the side he was pulling for.

This snippet comes to us from Adam McCalvy who covers the Nationals for MLB.com.

Indeed, Lux was pulling for the Brewers to advance. Of course, they would have then faced Lux and his teammates tonight rather than the Nationals. Still, he couldn’t help pulling for his hometown team.

“I wanted the Brewers to win” the Wild Card Game, he said. “I was secretly rooting for them, I think. Would have been cool.”

Unfortunate for the boyhood fan in young Lux, we all know how things went down for Milwaukee in the bottom of the eighth. Juan Soto got the big hit off reliever Josh Hader with two outs, clearing the bases to give Washington a 4-3 lead that would hold up.

Now instead of Lux faced with the task of opposing his favorite team growing up in his first postseason series, he gets a date with the Washington Nationals and their string of ace arms.

Still – aside from being a Brewers fan as a kid – one can’t argue it could have been an easier path for the Dodgers to face off with the Brewers in the NLDS. While Milwaukee was formidable without Christian Yelich, it’s hard to imagine them providing the test that Washington will.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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