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Dodgers’ Gavin Lux Outlines Specific Pitch Team Is Having Trouble Hitting During Slump

The normally dominant Los Angeles Dodgers lineup is now drawing attention for their recent slump. As Los Angeles had lost their last five games — before winning Tuesday’s series opener against the New York Mets — the team’s lineup has had trouble with scoring runs.

Gavin Lux has identified the fastball pitch as the one the Dodgers are struggling the most with getting hits against recently. Due to these struggles, the Dodgers mustered just one run in each of the past two games before Tuesday’s win.

“As a team, I don’t think we’re hitting the fastball really well right now … It’s just a part of baseball. It’s still a really good group, a really good lineup. It’s just one of those runs where we’re not really clicking, not getting hits in scoring position. It’s just a long season, it’s one of those runs, it’s a really good flip. We know it’s gonna flip, we just got to make it happen.”

— Gavin Lux, via SportsNet LA.

Even with these troubles, Lux believes the team will turn their performance around soon enough. This belief has been echoed by teammate Freddie Freeman, who also referred to this slump as part of the game and such a long season.

Lux and the Dodgers got the win in the first game of the doubleheader, scoring five runs across the eighth, ninth, and 10th innings.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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