Dodgers News: Corey Seager Excited Over First Home Run At Dodger Stadium
Dodgers News: Corey Seager Excited Over First Home Run At Dodger Stadium
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Much like Yasiel Puig in 2013, from the first game Corey Seager got called up to the Major League club he has dazzled Los Angeles Dodgers fans both with his bat and glove, showing why he’s the highly touted prospect that he is.

Expect the only difference between Seager and Puig is that Puig started his career at Dodger Stadium, so fans got to see his talent in person, while Seager got called up when the Dodgers were on the road.

While the 21 year old’s first career home run came in Arizona, just five days later and in his fourth career home game, Seager showed the Dodger Stadium crowd a sign of things to come, when he launched a two-run shot that gave the Dodgers a 4-1 lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates that would eventually become a 6-2 victory.

After the game he describe what it felt like to hit his first home run at Dodger Stadium. “That was exciting. It’s always fun to hit home runs. It’s really fun when it’s your first one at home,” Seager said. “It was fun running around the bases and the crowd and everything. It was a blast.”

While it wasn’t the young shortstop’s first home run, it was a different feeling from that first one. “It was a little different,” Seager said. “The first one, you’re just in such awe. The first one at home is a lot of fun too. Cloud Nine.”

Seager is now hitting .412 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 14 games since being called up. With Jimmy Rollins out with a sprained finger, Seager has assumed the everyday shortstop role for the time being.

If he continues to produce the way he has, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will have a tough decision to make once Rollins returns from injury.