Corey Seager Tied Justin Turner For Dodgers Postseason Home Run Record
Corey Seager, 2021 NLCS
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The Los Angeles Dodgers battled through offensive inconsistencies for most of the postseason, and among the players who encapsulated that was Corey Seager, who struggled at times while also coming through in the clutch on several occasions.

The 27-year-old batted just .188/.264/.375 with two home runs and six RBI in 12 games, hitting for a higher average against the San Francisco Giants before finding his power stroke again in the National League Championship Series.

Seager homered in Games 2 and 3 against the Atlanta Braves, with the latter coming off Charlie Morton at Dodger Stadium. The blast not only gave the Dodgers an early lead at the time, but put Seager in a tie with Justin Turner for the franchise record of 13 postseason home runs.

Seager reached the mark in 61 playoff games compared to Turner’s 82. The 36-year-old was limited to 10 contests in this year’s playoffs due to separate neck and hamstring injuries.

Turner’s only home run — and extra-base hit for that matter — was against St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in the win-or-go-home Wild Card Game. It was a byproduct of the third baseman’s overall struggles as he hit just .118/.211/.206 with eight strikeouts in 38 plate appearances.

Before sustaining a Grade 2 left hamstring strain that led to his removal from the NLCS roster, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed confidence Turner would eventually break out of his slump.

Seager interested in re-signing with Dodgers

Along with tying Turner for the most home runs in Dodgers postseason history, Seager ranks second all-time in doubles (11) and RBI (36). His 16 career RBI in the NLCS are the most in club history.

The two-time All-Star went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the deciding Game 6 against the Braves and now is set to become a free agent after the World Series concludes.

“Absolutely,” Seager answered when asked if there was interest in re-signing with the Dodgers. “I grew up here, I’ve spent a lot of time here, I believe in what these guys do, I believe in how we go about it. Absolutely.”

In addition to Seager, the Dodgers will have decisions to make on other high-profile players who are scheduled to reach free agency, including Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor, Kenley Jansen and Albert Pujols.

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