Former teammate Seager ‘rings in RYU’, OPS-leading Ohtani, RBI-leading Araesu ‘threaten’

Corey Seager’s 3-hit explosion against Toronto on Dec. 13
.341 on the season, second in the majors

Corey Seager, the “old teammate” of the Toronto Blue Jays’ “Korean Monster” Hyun-jin Ryu, 36, continued his batting and OPS renaissance.

The Texas Rangers’ Seager started at shortstop, batting second, against Toronto on Sept. 13. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, one walk, and two runs scored in Texas’ 6-3 victory, with two of his hits coming off Ryu Hyun-jin.

In his first at-bat of the game, he grounded out to first base. Working a full count, he took a 90.3 mph (145.3 km/h) fastball from Ryu Hyun-jin but couldn’t get a hit. In the top of the fourth inning, in his second at-bat, he recorded the team’s first hit and scored. He led off the inning with an 83.5-mile-per-hour cutter to center field. He came home when Robbie Grossman followed with a two-run homer.

After giving up the first hit and run to Ryu, Seager led off the sixth inning with a walk. He took a slow curveball for a long ball. He swung wildly at a 67.5-mile-per-hour fastball. He fouled off a two- and three-pitch changeup and a four-seam fastball. He then hit a 67.1 mph (107.9 km/h) curveball on the fourth pitch for a double to center field and scored on Yohan Cabrera’s sacrifice fly.안전놀이터

With two hits and two runs scored against Ryu, he struck again in his third at-bat of the seventh inning. He blasted a two-run double with two outs. He hit his 39th double of the season against Toronto’s third pitcher, Tim Mayza. He followed it up with an RBI single against the new pitcher to make it 5-0. Produced a single that drove a wedge into the game.

Seager made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2015. He played for the Dodgers until 2021. He played alongside Ryu Hyun-jin in a Dodger uniform from 2013 to 2019. Last year, he batted just .245 for Texas. However, in 101 games this season, he is batting .341 with a .402 on-base percentage, .657 slugging percentage, and a 1.059 OPS. He leads the league in on-base percentage, is within seven games of Luis Araes (0.348) for first place, and is closing in on Shohei Ohtani (1.066) for first place in OPS.

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