Dodgers: Three storylines to watch after clinching the division
The Dodgers are now in coast mode as they clinched their seventh straight division title. That doesn’t mean there are not storylines still to follow.
The 2019 NL West division race is officially over. Although it wasn’t much of a race unlike last season, the Dodgers cruised to their second quickest division title-clinching in franchise history. That doesn’t mean there are not intriguing storylines to watch the rest of the way. To begin here is the first storyline to watch the rest of the regular season.
Gavin Lux aims to keep a starting role into the postseason
Gavin Lux busted the door down to earn his first big league call-up with the Dodgers. Between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, Lux hit .347 with 26 home run in 113 games. He was the Dodgers’ minor league prospect of the year and is a potential X-factor for the postseason, if he can lock down a starting spot at second base.
So far in the bigs, Lux has hit just .240 with one home run but his most recent start he went 3-4 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Max Muncy will return on Friday so the roster competition is about to heat up. Lux could become the starting second baseman against right-handed pitching if he can show the Dodgers enough these last few weeks.