Seager Hot in Season Opener vs. the Rockies – April 1-4
Corey Seager’s on his way to an MVP season! He’s completely locked in at the plate, already leading the Dodgers offensive charge. No home runs yet, but they’re sure to come soon.
April 1 – Opening Day
Opening Day wasn’t fun. It started off promising, with Seager getting a hit in his first at-bat of the season. He then grounded out in the third inning and walked in the fourth. Fast forward to the fifth inning, and the Rockies are up on the Dodgers 3-2, man on third, two outs with Clayton Kershaw pitching. The ball is hit to Seager but goes under his glove for an error that allows a run to score. Seager earned a walk in the sixth but was eventually thrown out at third base, trying to advance after a Max Muncy RBI single. Seager got his first RBI of the season on a single of his own in the eighth inning.
April 2 – Changing Direction
The Dodgers needed to change their momentum following Opening Day, and they did right away! Seager got a single in the first inning and scored a run on another single by Muncy. He then got a two-out RBI double in the second inning and scored on Justin Turner’s ensuing double of his own. Seager walked in the fourth inning and scored on Cody Bellinger’s fielder’s choice. Leading off the sixth inning, Seager got a single. Then in the seventh, with the Dodgers already up big, Seager got an RBI on a fielder’s choice. It was a close play, and at the time, it appeared Seager might have injured his foot, but he stayed in the game and turned out to be alright. Seager grounded out to third in the ninth inning for his last at-bat.
April 3 – Three Hit Game
For the third straight game, Corey Seager got a single in the first inning. His next at-bat came in the third inning, and he grounded out. He then doubled and scored on a Muncy single (this is becoming a regular thing) in the sixth inning. After Gavin Lux tripled to lead off the seventh inning, Seager got an RBI hit just past the second baseman. He was intentionally walked in the eighth inning.
April 4 – Day of Rest
Seager didn’t play! It’s early, but Dave Roberts and the Dodgers are already giving their players rest days. Mookie Betts and Justin Turner sat out the previous game. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger sat out this last game in the series.
All in all, it was a great start to the season for Corey Seager hot in the season opener. Ideally, he won’t have an error every series, but hopefully, he can stay on fire and continue to lead the Dodgers’ offense. He’s getting on base with hits and walks, bringing in runs and scoring them. When will he get his first homer of the season?
For Seager’s final spring training recap, click here.
For the latest Corey Seager stats, click here.
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