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Dodgers Corey Seager Hamstring and Next Start Update from Dave Roberts

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Corey Seager #5 and Russell Martin #55 (foreground) of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in the dugout after they both scored in the second inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Last night, Corey Seager extended his 10 game hitting streak by legging out a double against the San Diego Padres, but experienced some tightness in his previously injured hamstring while hustling to second.

The Dodgers quickly removed him from the game in the 4th inning as a “precautionary” move, but it raised the eyebrows of plenty of Dodger fans since his last hamstring injury came while swinging a hot bat in June.

After the game, Dave Roberts was asked again about Corey’s hamstring and what the plan is moving forward:

“Corey had a little left hamstring tightness. Obviously, he’s had a history of it. Nothing alarming. We wanted to get ahead of it, get him out of the game. He’ll be down tomorrow and back in there on Friday.”

“I appreciate the honesty of giving us a heads up. He said he could continue but we wanted to be precautionary.”

“The last week and a half to two weeks, I just see (Seager hitting to) the middle of the field,” Roberts said this week. “Whether it’s right-center to center, hitting the flat groundball or the left-center double, he’s covering a lot of different pitches.

“He hit a homer a couple nights ago on a breaking ball, today left-on-left, took a couple good breaking balls down below and then got a pitch he could handle and hit it to right-center. He’s just taking really good at-bats.

“When guys stay to the big part of the field a lot of good things can happen.”
Dave Roberts to SportsNetLA

Let’s hope the Dodgers training staff is keeping Corey hydrated and getting plenty of treatment as the Dodgers need his hot bat to stay in contention and to get back to their third straight World Series.

 

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  1. The Dodgers double machine……….Corey Seager……….let’s hope this does not linger, hamstrings can be tricky.

  2. Anyone watching these last few games anymore?……..did you see that shot Edwin Rios hit last night? It was a monster!

  3. ……..and in case no one noticed……….and 2 all you Joc haters………he hit two more last night……..puts him in rare company indeed……..the Dodgers with as many multi homer games as Joc has now? It’s a very short list………..Mike Piazza, Shawn Green, Eric Karros, Gary Sheffield and Raul Mondesi. Not bad company at all!

    • Hey bluz1st. I saw those 2 HR’s last night and he now has 9 lead off HR’s this year and is in very select Co. of those players who have multi homer games as a leadoff hitter, having led off a game with one. But if Roberts and Co. put today’s lineup out on the field during the PS just because of a LHP going against them… well no further comment needed.

    • Now that Verdugo is never coming back I say put Joc in there at leadoff just because of the chance of him hitting a leadoff homerun or one at any point in the game. His all or nothing hitting isn’t detrimental so long as the rest of the team is balanced

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