Gavin Lux crushed a monstrous home run against the Rockies.
Even when the Colorado Rockies are pitching well, there is no better prescription for a struggling hitter than a trip to the launching pad that is Coors Field. Mired in what has been a disappointing season, Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect and second baseman of the future Gavin Lux needed this medicine more than anyone.
Lux walloped a meatball from Rockies pitcher Ryan Castellani, sending it 453 feet into the Denver night for his third home run during the truncated 2020 campaign. That home run not only extended the Dodgers’ lead, but it was the longest home run hit by a Dodgers player this season.
Gavin Lux might be starting to heat up.
Lux has struggled to fulfill the hype surrounding him at the plate in 2020, as inconsistent playing time and a lack fo rhythm has contributing to his .152 average and 56 OPS+ coming into this game. Considering his promising finish in 2019, this was a bit disappointing.
However, If Lux is able to catch fire in the latter half of the season, it should make the Dodgers feel that much more confident about their potential to go all the way in October.
In a bit of truly delicious irony, Lux’s bomb came after former Dodgers pitcher and current broadcaster Orel Hershiser claimed that he doesn’t have confidence at the moment. Going to Coors and unloading on a meatball like that will certainly get your confidence up,
Lux might not be one of the heavy hitters in the LA lineup right now, but the Dodgers clearly have a lot invested in him with regards to their plans for 2021 and beyond. If Lux can take this momentum into the 2020 playoffs and 2021 season, look out for the Dodgers once again.