Seemingly sparked by Chase Utley’s hard slide into second base, the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to defeat the New York Mets in Game 2 of their National League Division Series.
The win was key for the Dodgers as they managed to pull even in series as the scene now shifts to New York for Games 3 and 4. While Utley’s slide, and Adrian Gonzalez’s and Justin Turner’s clutch hitting dominated headlines, rookie shortstop Corey Seager also turned in a highlight on Saturday.
With the Dodgers trailing 1-0 in the second inning, the rookie shortstop turned his back toward home plate and ran into shallow left field to track a Lucas Duda pop fly. Seager made a catch reminiscent to the one Willie Mays’ pulled off in the 1954 World Series.
As was largely expected, Seager has been the Dodgers’ starting shortstop through their first two 2015 postseason games. However, he’s found little success at the plate against flamethrowers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, batting a 1-for-8 with four strikeouts in his first postseason experience.