The Los Angeles Dodgers had an incredible win against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night for Game 1 of the playoffs winning 6-0. A lot of expectations for them this postseason. They have made it to the World Series two years in a row and didn’t find any success. However, fans still should still be thankful as Dodgers look to make their run the charm.
What an historical moment for Gavin Lux, the rookie, who is the youngest player in Dodgers history to hit a home run in the playoffs. On top of Lux making history, it was a home run that sealed the deal for the Dodgers. Before the season started Lux had no idea he would be in this position. After the game Lux stated, “It’s very surreal, if you would have told me at the beginning of this year I’d be playing in the postseason I don’t know if I would completely believe you. It’s good to be here and take it all in. It’s a pretty cool experience.”
What a wonderful opportunity for Lux to showcase his confidence in clutch moments. It shows a glimpse of the great career he has in front of him. Teammates were ecstatic for him. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said “ I’m happy for him. He got a late notice that he was coming to the plate. but he went up there and didn’t like a 17 year old.” Turner said jokingly. This moment was bigger than baseball. A moment they Lux and his family will remember forever.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke on the moment for Lux. “A great moment for Gavin and great moment for his family.” Lux provided a spark for the Dodgers at the end of the game and they hope to carry that momentum into game 2 with a win.
Dodgers are taking each game one at a time. They have a bunch of talented, confident players. Everyone is stepping up to the plate, preparing mentally to continue going strong throughout the postseason. Stay tuned for game 2 as they look to go up 2-0 in the series. Expect big games from Justin Turner, Joe Pederson and more.