Dodgers Gavin Lux's Big Home Run May Have Been Inspired by a Walkup Song Change Prior to Tuesday's Game

Dodgers News: Gavin Lux’s New Walkup Song Change May Have Led to Hitting Game-Winning Home Run

Gavin Lux's Big Home Run May Have Been Inspired by a Walkup Song Change Prior to Tuesday's Game

The definition of Gavin Lux added another paragraph Tuesday night as a subtle change in his game routine could have led to some added inspiration as he hit a go-ahead three-run home run to lift the Dodgers over the Mariners, 6-4.

DJ Severe, the DJ of Dodger Stadium, tweeted that Lux texted him with a request to change his walkup song and an added burst of motivation. DJ Severe confirmed on Instagram that the song was Richer by Rodwave.

The Dodgers had been 5-15 coming into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Mariners, including going 2-8 on their recent road trip. Trevor Bauer spoke up in disgust over how poor the team had been playing following the Angels series.

Somebody needed to step up, and it appears the 23-year-old Lux has done his part, both on and off the field. He stepped up to the plate against Mariners reliever Rafael Montero and to borrow a line from Dodgers broadcaster Joe Davis, “killed a ball,” a 97-mph fastball to be exact, and sent the 1-0 pitch into the bleachers in right-center field. As he watched the ball leave the yard, you could just see the burst of confidence exuding from the hero of the night. He then proceeded to march around the bases with confidence and a sense of accomplishment, humbly celebrating by tapping his head in unison with his teammates in the dugout.

See it for yourself, courtesy of the Dodgers on Twitter:

That is how you begin a homestand. The Dodgers will close out their series with the Mariners tonight, with hopes of ending a five-series losing streak, before welcoming the Marlins and Diamondbacks over the next week.

Lux is hitting .222/.258/.311 with a home run and 11 RBIs in 26 games this season. However, in the month of May, he is hitting .294/.333/.412 with a double and five of those RBIs.

Listen to the song for yourself!