Trending Up, Trending Down: Corey Seager Not Showing Signs Of Slowing Down

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Alex Wood: Coming off the worst start of his career, Wood followed up with the best start of his career.

In eight shutout innings, Wood allowed one hit while striking out five in just 78 pitches. With the dominant outing, he lowered his ERA with the Dodgers to 3.83 and WHIP to 1.30 in the process.

Corey Seager: It was another incredible week for the top prospect, as he started in all six games.

In 27 plate appearances, Seager drew two walks and recorded eight hits, including two doubles and his first career home run at Dodger Stadium. With the benefit of plenty of playing time, his batting line remains ridiculous at .379/.478/.603.

Clayton Kershaw: Though he was tabbed for a loss on Saturday for the first time since June 27, Kershaw had another stellar week.

In two combined starts against the Rockies and Pirates, he totaled 14 innings and allowed just four earned runs on 10 hits while racking up 13 strikeouts. Although his ERA faintly raised to 2.18, he lowered his FIP to 2.09 and increased his fWAR to 7.7, matching his total from last season

Honorable Mentions:

A.J. Ellis: In four starts, Ellis continued being an on-base percentage machine, recording three hits and drawing three walks in 13 plate appearances (.462 OBP).

Zack Greinke: Registering another quality start, Greinke picked up his 18th win of the season against the Pirates, allowing six baserunners and two earned runs in seven innings pitched.

Brett Anderson: Going six innings against his former team, the Rockies, Anderson yielded seven hits and two earned runs while notching seven strikeouts.

Justin Turner: Picking up four starts, Turner knocked six hits (two doubles) in 15 at-bats — good for a .400 batting average. He missed Sunday’s game due to left knee soreness, which also forced him to be removed in the seventh inning Saturday night.


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