Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Corey Seager continues to state his case to be included on the playoff roster.
In the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game, the young infielder followed a Chase Utley RBI double with a two-run home run that extended the Dodgers lead to 4-1. It was his third home run of the season and second at Dodger Stadium.
After the game, Seager talked about his insurance blast, but not before praising his teammates before him for breaking the tie. He discussed the pitch sequence he saw from left-hander Matt Reynolds. “He threw about three or four sliders and then another curveball that he kind of got up a little bit,” Seager said.
As Seager was rounding the bases, Joc Pederson was seen in the dugout going crazy for his fellow rookie. Seager was asked about it after, but kept it fairly simple. “It was fun,” he said. “It was one of those moments that might have been more fun that the first one. It was a good time. I’m glad to get the win.”
While he’s likely to hit many more home runs in his career, he was asked to elaborate on why this one was bigger than the others. “It was a big moment in the game. Just to put that extra little bit on top is nice,” Seager remarked.
Kenley Jansen came in and closed out the game to end the Dodgers four-game losing streak and cut their magic number to six. A San Francisco Giants loss a while later dropped that number to five.