OOTP 21: June 14, 2020 – Dodgers 10, Braves 7 – Lux’s double dong day leads LA to win

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

Getting a good performance from second baseman Gavin Lux, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 10-7. This is a terrible computer-generated lede.

Lux, who wasn’t terrible, went 2-for-5 with 2 home runs and a walk for the Dodgers. He’s hitting .335 with 14 big flies to bolster his significant lead in the NL ROY race. Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson each had two hits of their own. Pederson launched his 18th homer of the season, while Turner is holding his own as the team’s leadoff — which is still a bit strange.

Max Muncy drew a walk in five plate appearances against the Braves. In the top of the first inning, he drew a walk (which the computer already said in the sentence prior), driving in 1 run, putting Los Angeles in front, 1-0.

The name of the game is scoring runs,” Muncy said. “We did a good job of that today.

Says the guy who scored exactly zero runs on the day.

Caleb Ferguson was credited with the save after Kenley Jansen got into a big spot of bother. Jansen lasted just 1/3 of an inning, gave up three hits, allowed two runs and walked a batter — in nine pitches.

Walker Buehler was doing relatively well until the sixth inning. He ended up with a subpar line: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 K 95 pitches, 68 strikes. Joe Kelly threw two scoreless innings, as Dave Roberts often wants him to do.

The National League West Division-leading Dodgers have a record of 41-30. They return home to host the Diamondbacks on Monday. Julio Urias gets the nod for LA, while Mike Leake is on the hill for the D’backs.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.