WATCH: Los Angeles Dodgers Give Joking Tribute to Gavin Lux After Hitting Barrier During MLB Game

Published 10/01/2021, 2:59 AM EDT
Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) is met by Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


23-year-old Los Angeles Dodger Gavin Lux suffered a rough ending to his game against the San Diego Padres yesterday. With the score tied at 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning, Will Myers smashed a pitch from Max Scherzer towards Lux. Chasing the fly ball, the second baseman attempted to make a catch while running backwards.

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However, he dropped the catch and ultimately slammed into the wall. While Lux recovered and sat out today’s game against the Padres, his Dodgers teammates made a hilarious gesture for their second baseman.

Los Angeles Dodgers players made a funny tribute to Gavin Lux

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Lux endured a relatively tough game against the Padres yesterday. He only came at bats twice, and didn’t score any runs or an RBI. Hence, his collision with the wall looked quite nasty, adding more woes to his Wednesday outing.

The 23-year-old hit the wall carrying significant pace, and stayed on the ground after the impact. He held his collarbone area when he hit the ground, with his teammate A. J. Pollock coming in to check on him.

During the passage of play before attending to Lux, the Padres gained a run through Victor Caratini to take a 6-5 lead. Lux left the field after this collision, with the Dodgers ultimately winning the game 11-9.

Sep 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Gavin Lux (9) leaves the game after suffering an injury after colliding with the outfield wall in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to today’s game against the Padres, the Dodgers placed a cut-out of Lux on the same wall which he collided into. As part of a prank, Pollock, along with fellow Dodgers Markus Lynn “Mookie” Betts and Cody Bellinger headed over to the cut-out to give a “tribute” to Lux.

This sent the 23-year-old into laughter, as many in the Dodger Stadium chimed in with their reactions as well.

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The Dodgers are currently second in the National League West

In today’s match against the Padres, the defending World Series champions kept their momentum going with a dominant 8-3 victory. This takes them to an impressive 103-56 record, and are two games behind the San Fransisco Giants in the National League West.

Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) is met by Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With three games remaining, they could dethrone the Giants from the top of NL West. However, this can only happen if the Dodgers win all their three games and the Giants lose theirs. Should the Giants win one of them and Dodgers win all three, there will be a tiebreaker game.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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