Seager Struggles Against Cubs, Wakes Up Against Angels

Seager Struggles Against Cubs, Wakes Up Against Angels Recap: May 3rd – May 9th

The Dodgers won one single game this week. They won that game because they scored 14 runs. In the other five games this week, they scored 12 combined. Not much is going right for the Dodgers, and Seager’s lack of power is a part of it.  Corey Seager struggled against the Cubs, but his bat woke up a little against the Angels.

SEAGER vs. Cubs

May 4th (Game 1) – ALMOST SHUTOUT

Starting Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, Corey Seager grounded into a double play in the first. In the third inning, he flew out to left. In the fifth, Seager grounded out to third. Then, in the top of the seventh (the last inning of the game), Seager reached on a fielder’s choice but got caught up in a double play hit by Justin Turner to end the game.

May 4th (Game 2) – EXTRA INNINGS WOES

Seager started the second game of the doubleheader with a walk in the first inning. He grounded out to first in the fourth. Seager finally hit a single in the sixth inning but was left on base after a Chris Taylor groundout. In the top of the eighth inning (extra innings), Seager struck out with Mookie Betts on second base and a two-run lead that would evaporate in the bottom of the inning.  The Dodgers lost 3-4.

May 5th – EXTRA INNING WOES CONTINUE

Seager flew out to center in the first inning. He struck out swinging in the fourth. He led off the sixth with an infield single and scored the go-ahead run on Will Smith’s sacrifice fly. Seager was hit by a pitch to lead off the eighth inning. Then in the bottom of the inning, Seager made a nice pick but couldn’t throw the ball with accuracy and picked up a throwing error on what would’ve been a double play but instead allowed the Cubs to tie the game. Seager grounded out to second in the top of the tenth, and the Dodgers lost in extras again 5-6.

SEAGER vs. Angels

May 7th – ANGELS AND TROUT BRING ON THE ROUT

Seager walked in the first inning but ended up as the third out when Angels pitcher Griffin Canning picked him off. Canning issued him a second walk in the top of the third but was left on base. Seager then grounded out to third in the top of the fifth inning, struck out in the seventh. And grounded out in the ninth. A rough night at the plate for Seager.  The  Dodgers lost this one 9-2.

May 8th – 14 RUNS ARE ENOUGH TO WIN

Seager singled to right-center for his first at-bat in the fourth inning and scored on Will Smith’s single. In his second at-bat of the inning, Seager brought in Austin Barnes to score on an infield RBI single. In the fifth, Seager hit another single and eventually scored on another single by Will Smith. Keibert Ruiz pinch-hit for Seager in the seventh, with the Dodgers up 13-4.

May 9 – DODGERS CAN’T WIN ON MOTHER’S DAY

Seager struck out in the first and third but led off the fifth inning with a double, chasing Angels starter José Quintana from the game.  He was left on base after reliever Aaron Slegers sat down the next three batters in order. Seager singled to lead off the seventh inning but was erased on an inning-ending Will Smith double play. Corey got his third hit of the game in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough for the Dodgers, and they fell to the Angels 2-1.

It was another tough week for Corey Seager and the Dodgers offense. Seager’s struggles against the Cubs weren’t fun to watch, but he did pick it up slightly in the Freeway Series against the Angels.  He’s not really hit for power lately – his double on Sunday was his only extra-base hit of the week. If the Dodgers are going to win ballgames, they need Seager to play like he did last year.

WEEKLY STATS:

BA: .273
OPS: .815
R: 3 (19)
RBI: 1 (19)
H: 8 (36)
AB: 23 (132)
BB: 3 (18)
2B: 1 (7)
3B: 0 (2)
HR: 0 (4)
SB: 0 (1)
Errors: 1 (4)

For last week’s recap, click here.

For the latest Corey Seager stats, click here.

Photo credit: Quinn Harris/Getty Images

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