Have a series, Corey Seager! On Friday night, helping power the Dodgers to live another day, Seags set himself some playoff records with the bat. The big one being becoming the first shortstop in MLB history with 4 home runs in a postseason series. The 4 dingers also tied a franchise record (Steve Garvey ’78 NLCS, Duke Snider ’52 & ’55 World Series). To top it off, the lefty with the smooth swing has knocked in 14 RBI now, tops on the Dodgers and second-most in the 2020 postseason.
He’s good, alright? Healthy for the first time in years and locked in like he’s never been before.
Strangely, however, Corey was asked after his titanic efforts on Friday about trade rumors from the winter before. Those surrounding Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor. Of course, the premise came on the part of the
awful Fox broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Braves legend John Smoltz. The insinuation that Seager was fired up by hearing the Lindor rumors, leading to a big season and huge postseason.
Understandably taken aback, Seager was at a loss for words.
I… I don’t really know. That’s… not even close to on our mind right now. It’s about winning games right now and that’s it.
Given the situation the Dodgers find themselves in, and the fact that the club had just won its most important game of the year, the timing of the question seemed off. SportsNet LA analyst Jerry Hairston Jr. agreed.
— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) October 17, 2020
What happened last offseason and what rumors may be coming up for the next one, the room did not match the question.
Thankfully no one asked Corey about Walker Buehler’s pants…
The Dodgers play their next most important game of the year in game 6 of the NLCS. LA sends Walker Buehler to the hill in a game 1 rematch against Max Fried.