Gavin Lux and Dustin May represented the Dodgers in the 2019 All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.
Expectations were high for 21-year-old Lux, who chatted with Cespedes Family BBQ on Twitter, saying he would hit a third deck batting practice home run. The world was unfortunately not lucky enough to see one of those ... yet. It is the Futures Game, after all.
The youngsters did not start the game for the National League, but they were both given the opportunity to show the world what they’ve got.
Gavin Lux entered the game as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning and was unable to finish his at-bat because Taylor Trammell got caught stealing home plate. Lux finished the game going 0-for-2 with one strikeout and one groundout.
Dustin May’s red lettuce is absolutely spectacular. pic.twitter.com/IeC5NUkVSm— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 7, 2019
Dustin May’s time came in the third inning. He pitched an eight pitch 1-2-3 inning. May tossed fire, as his four-seam fastball reached 98.4 mph.
After participating in All-Star Week festivities in Cleveland, May and Lux will get a few days off, as the Pacific Coast League is also on their All-Star break. Neither were named Triple-A All-Stars, but they were Double-A All-Stars in the end of June.