Dodgers: How to watch Gavin Lux in the MLB The Show Players’ League

Gavin Lux - Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Gavin Lux - Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

If you are missing baseball, Gavin Lux is ready to provide you with a temporary fix when he represents the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB The Show Players’ League.

When Major League Baseball announced a joint venture last week with MLB The Show we were intrigued. When they further detailed that it would be a players league and have a representative from each team, we got excited. When we learned it would feature top Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux, we felt a little giddy.

Now the night is finally upon us.

With two nights of games already in the books, Lux will make his official debut as part of the MLB The Show Player’s League on Monday night. Starting at 9 pm ET (6 PM PT), Lux will face his first four opponents of the virtual season. Slated for the first night of match-ups will be Juan Sota of the Washington Nationals, Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers, Trevor May of the Minnesota Twins, and David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies.

Through two days of play, a few players have stood out. However only one remains undefeated, with Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers going 4-0 through his first group of match-ups. Likewise, only one player has gone winless, with Ryan Stanek of the Miami Marlins drawing the goose egg.

Elsewhere in the NL West division, Jon Duplantier of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres have both gotten off to a 3-1 start. Dahl of the Padres and Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants, who both get started tonight as well, round out the rest of the NL West.

That leaves Gavin Lux with a bit of a mountain to climb as he gets underway tonight. Of the players that Lux will match-up with, only Trevor May has played previously, with a 1-3 start.

Now 15 days from when MLB Opening Day was supposed to be, the MLB The Show Players’ League provides a welcome distraction to a world besieged by Coronavirus and denied any real baseball. In its stead, we get a virtual experience played on Twitch for a good cause. Each representative will have a $5000 donation made in their name to the Boys and Girls Club in their team’s community. Additionally, the player who takes home the virtual World Series will win an additional $25,000 donation.

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How to watch the MLB The Show Players League:

Date: Monday, Apr. 13
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT)
Live Stream: Twitch

All games will be streamed via each player’s Twitch channel, making it easily available through any mobile device. Here’s to hoping for a Lux victory and some serious trash-talking!