OOTP 21: June 22, 2020 – D’backs 12, Dodgers 10 – Lux’s 5 hits not enough to topple Arizona

Gavin Lux (Photo: Cody Bashore)

It doesn’t happen very often, but it did for Gavin Lux today — a 5-hit day. He went on a rampage and sparkled on the diamond at Chase Field, but the performance lost a little luster when the Dodgers were downed 12-10 by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

After his glittering performance, the Los Angeles second baseman told the press that he “just tried to get myself in a good count and have a good at-bat.” His approach paid dividends today as he slammed 5 hits in 6 tries and put his name in the record book. “I just wish we had added a win in the record book today, too,” Lux said.

Maybe next time, Gavin can try to pitch and really do it all.

Lux is putting together an MVP-type season so far. He’s batting at a .344 clip with 16 home runs and 50 RBIs. He has played in 75 games and scored 61 times, because the computer thought this was relevant to include.

Alex Wood — recipient of a brand new contract extension — was awful: 1 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 47 pitches, 33 strikes. Any chance there’s a 7-day return policy on that deal?

Rich Rodriguez, a Dodger in this universe, followed Wood with a poor performance of his own: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 30 pitches, 20 strikes. He bad.

Kenley Jansen did his best 2016 NLDS Game 5 impression by throwing 2 1/3 innings, for some reason. He allowed a run on a dinger by Ketel Marte. Adam Kolarek and Brandon Kintzler stopped the bleeding, but it was too late.

At the plate, besides Lux, Corey Seager went 3-for-6, Max Muncy went 3-for-5 and Mookie Betts went 2-for-5. Apparently, though, 10 runs weren’t enough on this day.

LA falls to 45-35 with the loss. Dustin May goes up against Zac Gallen as the Dodgers try to rebound from this tough loss.

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.