Seager Hits First Home Runs of the Season

COREY SEAGER Recap: April 12th – April 18th

Seager hits his first home runs of the season! One of which was the dramatic 2-run dinger in the twelfth inning of Friday’s game against the Padres, setting up a 5-run inning and win in the series opener. Overall, the Dodgers went 5-1, led in part by Seager’s bat.

SEAGER vs. Rockies

April 13 – SEAGER HITS FIRST OF HOME RUNS

He got it in his first at-bat of the game! Corey Seager sent a fastball from Antonio Senzatela to left field for his first home run of the year. Then he doubled in the third inning and scored on an RBI-single from Gavin Lux. He earned a walk in the fourth inning and again scores on a Max Muncy double this time. He was finally retired by the Rockies pitcher in the fifth inning when he grounded out to first. Seager was replaced in the lineup by Zack Ministry in the eighth inning, with the Dodgers up 7-0 and not wanting to risk injury to their superstar shortstop.

April 14 – STARTING TO DOMINATE

With this win over the Rockies, the Dodgers improved their record to 10-2 and got their second 5-game winning streak of the season. Seager played a role in this one early, walking and scoring on a Lux sacrifice fly in the first inning. He grounded out to the pitcher in the next inning. He then got a fly out to lead off the fifth. Seager led off the seventh, though, with a ground-rule double. He actually got another at-bat in the eighth inning but grounded out to first in that one.

April 15 – OFF-DAY FOR SEVEN INNINGS

It’s apparent the Dodgers have a schedule of when to rest their star players. Even with the off-day on Monday, Dave Roberts and the Dodgers didn’t start Corey Seager (or Mookie Betts). They both entered the game later in the game, though, with Seager playing defense in the top of the eighth inning. He got an at-bat in the bottom of the inning and grounded out.

SEAGER vs. Padres

April 16 – THE MARATHON

The 162-game baseball season is a marathon, and so was this thriller! This game really had it all, but we’re going to focus on Seager, the hero of the game. He grounded into a double play in his first at-bat after Betts led off the game with a walk. Seager then lined out in the third inning and got a groundout in the sixth. In the next inning, the seventh, he walked. In the ninth inning, Seager grounded out to catcher. This was a productive out, though, because it allowed Betts to move to second base and eventually score off Justin Turner’s single. The Padres tied the game in the bottom of the inning, and we went to extra innings. Dodgers pitchers tight roped their way through to the 12th inning with the hitters unable to score. Then came Corey Seager. With Betts starting the inning at second base, Seager hit a missile to right-center field to give the Dodgers a two-run lead and all the momentum necessary to win the game.

April 17 – PITCHER’S DUEL

This was another great game played by both teams. Not much offense, though. Seager grounded out in the first inning. Then in the fourth inning, he grounded out again. It was the same in the sixth inning, as Seager grounded out to shortstop. In the eighth inning, with Betts at second base, Seager struck out looking.

April 18 – THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

We were all looking forward to a sweep, but instead, we were treated to a tough loss in the series finale. Corey Seager grounded out to third in the first inning. He then struck out in the third inning. He struck swinging to lead off the sixth inning and grounded out in the last at-bat in the eighth inning. Then, right after, Seager earned a throwing error on what should’ve been the first out of the inning for the Padres. That runner, Jurickson Profar, would end up scoring the go-ahead run and set up a 3-run inning. The Dodgers went down in order in the ninth.

Overall, it was a good week for Corey Seager, as he hit his first two home runs of the 2021 season. He got some more walks and doubles as well. He was the hero of the best game of the year so far but ended the week with a throwing error that cost his team the chance to win the game.

WEEKLY STATS:

BA: .288
OPS: .883
R: 5 (10)
RBI: 3 (10)
H: 4 (17)
AB: 21 (59)
BB: 3 (10)
2B: 2 (6)
3B: 0 (0)
HR: 2 (2)
SB: 0 (0)
Errors: 1 (2)

For last week’s recap, click here.

For the latest Corey Seager stats, click here.

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