This year has not gone the way Corey Seager had hoped with his free agency looming in the offseason. He’s only appeared in 89 of the team’s 156 games for far this season thanks to a fractured hand he suffered back in May.
Fortunately, Seager has settled in at the plate since his return and especially over the past 7 games. He continued his tear with a two-homerun game against the Arizona Diamondbacks that helped the team secure a series win on Sunday and stay within two games of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West.
The second of the pair happened to be his 100th career home run. After the game, the 27-year old Dodgers shortstop spoke about the special moment. Apparently, he didn’t even know it was his 100th until someone told him.
Yeah you know that’s really cool. That’s kind of a milestone and it’s really exciting. You celebrate it tonight and back to business on Tuesday.
COREY SEAGER JUST MURDERED A BASEBALL!!
? 464 ft., 108.7 EV (MPH)
? Corey Slugger's 12th of the year and 100th for his career!! #Dodgerz
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 26, 2021
Seager wasn’t the only Dodger to hit a milestone as his double-play partner, Trea Turner, also hit number 100 in his career in the 3-0 win. Turner, who has made his presence known with his speed on the base paths, has been showing that he can also drive the ball out of the park as well.
Yeah absolutely. I actually got it back, so that was really nice of the fan that gave it back to me. Really appreciative of that and really excited … That one will stay with me. That one will go home and go in a case somewhere.
While it’s certainly a special day for him, there’s still a lot of work to do over the next couple of weeks. The 2020 NLCS and World Series MVP is heating up at the right time for Los Angeles, especially with guys like Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, and Justin Turner struggling a the plate. Hopefully, that’s not the last milestone that Seager reaches with the Dodgers.
Up next, the Dodgers will take on the Padres in a 3-game set back at home. That series starts on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.