SAN FRANCISCO — For the better part of the last five months, if Dave Roberts had Corey Seager and Justin Turner in the lineup, he had them batting in that order. Seager, then Turner.
To wit: Seager has been the Dodgers’ number-2 hitter in 118 different lineups this season (103 more than the next guy). Turner has been the number-3 hitter in 109 different lineups (85 more than the next guy).
Now, on back-to-back days on the final weekend of the season, the order has been reversed. Turner is batting second and Seager is third again Saturday against the Giants.
It’s an arrangement that could continue into October, Roberts said:
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, the brother of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, found himself in an unfortunate situation over the weekend.
The Mariners were playing the Angels on Sunday when Seager hit a 105-mph line drive that struck the head of Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker left the game and was taken to a local hospital, where he had surgery to stop bleeding in his skull.
“I waited a couple days to talk to him,” Corey Seager said of his brother. “He was super nauseous during the game. Any time that happens it’s not good.”
The story has a happy ending: Shoemaker was released from the hospital Tuesday and was expected to fly back to Southern California.
Kenta Maeda allowed two runs in five innings Monday against the Colorado Rockies. (Getty Images)
A close game got away from the Dodgers late, and Corey Seager
got good news on his postgame x-rays following an 8-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies
. The box score is here
Justin Turner got the day off Monday, and that’s become a rare thing in a season of remarkable health for the Dodgers’ third baseman.
Dodger fans celebrate Corey Seager’s single with two out in the ninth inning to break up a no-hit bid by the Giants’ Matt Moore during San Francisco’s 4-0 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday. (Kevin Sullivan/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers traded A.J. Ellis
to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon. By Thursday night, it appeared they still had not recovered, as Matt Moore took a no-hitter into the bottom of the ninth inning in the Giants’ 4-0 win
. The box score is here.
The photo gallery is here.
Watch Vin Scully’s call of Seager’s single here.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
Vin Scully didn’t get to call a no-hitter last night after all. That’s OK.
Hearing Scully call Corey Seager‘s single with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday, the Dodgers’ only hit against Matt Moore in a 4-0 loss, was enough of a reward for anyone who watched the game on SportsNet LA. See for yourself: