Corey Seager is having one heck of a National League Championship Series. In fact, he’s having historic postseason altogether. The Dodgers shortstop is doing something that no other shortstop in history has ever done.
Through 10 playoff games, Corey Seager is absolutely tearing the cover off of the ball. He has 9 extra-base hits and has driven in 14 runs for the Dodgers. In short, he’s a big part of the team’s success thus far. Los Angeles almost certainly doesn’t make it to Game 6 of the NLCS without him playing in the middle infield on a daily basis.
But on Friday evening in a huge win over the Braves, Seager reached a whole new level. His 2 homeruns in the game got him to 4 in the NLCS. Those 4 homeruns are more than any shortstop in a postseason series in MLB history. While the first bomb put the Dodgers on the board, his second extended their lead and helped lead Los Angeles to a huge win.
Corey Seager is the first shortstop with four homers in a postseason series in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/MUKoVyYjAB
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 17, 2020
For Dodgers fans, Seager’s performance comes as no surprise in 2020. Seager being completely healthy for the first time since 2017 has dramatically changed his game. He finished up the shortened season slashing .307/.358/.585 and putting up a career-high .943 OPS.
Up Next for the Dodgers
The Dodgers and Braves will be going at it again Saturday afternoon in Game 6 of the Championship Series. Los Angeles will be fighting to tie up the series while the Braves will be looking to punch their World Series tickets.
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