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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Discusses Gavin Lux’s Quietly Productive Season

The Dodgers are known for their star power, but on Thursday night, an unheralded hitter provided the insurance in their 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. In the seventh inning, former Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux launched a two-run shot into right center field to push LA’s lead to four.

After the game, Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman talked about Lux’s impact, despite hitting from the nine-spot all year.

“Gavin has been doing pretty incredible all year. He’s been sitting in the nine-hole, just hitting .300 all year playing a great second base. Then, they throw him out in left field and he does that too, which is very hard to do – to go back and forth.”

After an up-and-down start to his big league career, Lux has settled into his role as a contact hitter that only adds to the Dodgers vaunted batting order depth. 

In his first 532 plate appearances with the Dodgers, Lux posted a .682 OPS. This season, the Kenosha, Wisconsin native owns a .798 OPS and has consistently produced at the bottom of the Dodgers order. 

Lux’s productive season isn’t lost on Freeman.

“Gavin’s having a great year. For him to hit a home run, have a great season so far, it’s just good to see.”

He doesn’t get the headlines, he doesn’t get the interviews, but Lux has been a key ingredient for a Dodgers team that’s currently 28 games above .500.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.

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