Recently, we heard from Gavin Lux on what it’s like to spend your first month of your big league career vying for a playoff roster spot. Now, Lux let’s us all in on a little secret.
He had a rooting interest in this past Tuesday’s NL Wildcard Game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals. While we know his hometown is Kenosha, Wisconsin; you may have a hunch at the side he was pulling for.
This snippet comes to us from Adam McCalvy who covers the Nationals for MLB.com.
Kenosha’s Gavin Lux was in the stands at Miller Park for three NLCS games last year, including Gm 7. Now he’s one of four rookies on LA’s playoff roster.
“I wanted the Brewers to win” the Wild Card Game, he said. “I was secretly rooting for them, I think. Would have been cool.” pic.twitter.com/l5Uh0koxUA
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 3, 2019
Indeed, Lux was pulling for the Brewers to advance. Of course, they would have then faced Lux and his teammates tonight rather than the Nationals. Still, he couldn’t help pulling for his hometown team.
“I wanted the Brewers to win” the Wild Card Game, he said. “I was secretly rooting for them, I think. Would have been cool.”
Unfortunate for the boyhood fan in young Lux, we all know how things went down for Milwaukee in the bottom of the eighth. Juan Soto got the big hit off reliever Josh Hader with two outs, clearing the bases to give Washington a 4-3 lead that would hold up.
Now instead of Lux faced with the task of opposing his favorite team growing up in his first postseason series, he gets a date with the Washington Nationals and their string of ace arms.
Still – aside from being a Brewers fan as a kid – one can’t argue it could have been an easier path for the Dodgers to face off with the Brewers in the NLDS. While Milwaukee was formidable without Christian Yelich, it’s hard to imagine them providing the test that Washington will.