Corey Seager has undoubtedly been the player to carry the team on his shoulders all season long. When Justin Turner, Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal, and Adrian Gonzalez were slumping in the first half, he was there. Even now, with these guys as hot as lava, he remains as a consistent bat that can be relied on. With all of that said, I’m sure you can imagine the fear that Dodger fans felt on Monday when he was hit by a pitch in the wrist.
Seager, who had already been hit on the calf in that game, took a pitch on the left wrist which shook him up for a quite a while; however, he remained in the game. Take a look at the fastball that struck him!
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Immediately following the game, Seager underwent x-rays; thankfully, the results came back negative. Regardless, Seager was not in the lineup on Tuesday even though Roberts claimed that it was a scheduled break and not due to his wrist. Luckily, the game was rained out so everybody got a day off!
.@coreyseager_5's x-rays are negative. He's down tomorrow but Roberts said that was the plan anyway
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 30, 2016
Seager's wrist is okay. Roberts said. He should play tomorrow.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 30, 2016
Well, Roberts was right and Corey Seager is in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday’s double-header. Losing a guy like Seager would be season-altering. There is no way to replace him. He is a one-of-a-kind player and his impact on this team is vital to its success! Glad you’re okay, Corey!
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