Corey Seager’s long-awaited return to the Dodgers went about as well as it could. After weeks off due to a broken bone in his hand, Seager was back in the lineup on Friday night in Arizona. Unfortunately, it did not result in a win.
The Dodgers dropped the game in extra-innings, but Seager did everything he could to keep them in it. He collected 2 hits and both came at big times in the game. The guys behind him couldn’t pick him up after he collected those hits though.
Seager made all of the plays on defense that he needed to make, even ranging to his right to make a great play on a groundball. He looked healthy and ready to go for the Dodgers. But Dave Roberts explained after the game that Seager would be out of the lineup on Saturday.
He’ll be down tomorrow, you know after playing a 4 hour-plus game. he’ll be back in there on Sunday, but I thought he looked fantastic. It was good to have him back.
Dodgers fans obviously did not react well to that news since Seager just got back into the lineup. But after a very long game on Friday night, it makes sense that they would want to get him a day off of his feet.
The Dodgers face off against right-handed pitcher Merrill Kelly on Saturday night in Arizona. Seager has faced Kelly just twice in his career and is hitless. Chris Taylor is expected to be in at short with Seager out.