Last night, Corey Seager extended his 10 game hitting streak by legging out a double against the San Diego Padres, but experienced some tightness in his previously injured hamstring while hustling to second.
The Dodgers quickly removed him from the game in the 4th inning as a “precautionary” move, but it raised the eyebrows of plenty of Dodger fans since his last hamstring injury came while swinging a hot bat in June.
After the game, Dave Roberts was asked again about Corey’s hamstring and what the plan is moving forward:
“Corey had a little left hamstring tightness. Obviously, he’s had a history of it. Nothing alarming. We wanted to get ahead of it, get him out of the game. He’ll be down tomorrow and back in there on Friday.”
“I appreciate the honesty of giving us a heads up. He said he could continue but we wanted to be precautionary.”
“The last week and a half to two weeks, I just see (Seager hitting to) the middle of the field,” Roberts said this week. “Whether it’s right-center to center, hitting the flat groundball or the left-center double, he’s covering a lot of different pitches.
“He hit a homer a couple nights ago on a breaking ball, today left-on-left, took a couple good breaking balls down below and then got a pitch he could handle and hit it to right-center. He’s just taking really good at-bats.
“When guys stay to the big part of the field a lot of good things can happen.”
– Dave Roberts to SportsNetLA
Let’s hope the Dodgers training staff is keeping Corey hydrated and getting plenty of treatment as the Dodgers need his hot bat to stay in contention and to get back to their third straight World Series.