What a night. Corey Seager was a one man wrecking machine. He blasted three home runs to lead the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory, and even received his first curtain call of his career. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“That’s fun, that put a smile on my face,” Seager said of the atmosphere in the dugout after he hit home run No. 3 — a liner over the short fence in left field off Atlanta reliever Hunter Cervenka. “That’s something you really enjoy and soak in.”His homers marks the first time a Dodger rookie has hit three dingers in one game since Don Demeter in 1959.
The above pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1964 Sandy Koufax would throw his third career no-hitter against the Phillies. In 1968 Don Drysdale threw his sixth consecutive shutout of the season. His scoreless streak was extended to 54 innings. This is also the day Robert Kennedy made note of Drysdale's efforts in a speech at the Ambassador Hotel after winning the CA primary. Soon thereafter, he would be assassinated. In 1972 the Dodgers retired Roy Campanella's number - #39. In 1998 the Dodgers traded Hideo Nomo to the Mets for Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael. Ugh!