ARLINGTON, Texas – Mookie Bates’ third inning changed the pace of the shuffling catch, and Will Smith’s sixth inning home proved the difference of his name. But, eventually, there was Corey Seeger – the forgotten man on the star-studded Los Angeles Daggers team – who went through the whole process of his resurrection season.
Caesar made it to the Dodgers 7-3, season-saving win against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, giving him 10 RBIs this week – the highest in the league championship series since Nelson Cruz in 2011 with 13.
He may have two more games to catch him.
“That man [Seager] “There’s something else,” said Braves manager Brian Snyter, whose team still has a 3-6 series lead. “He’s one of those people who never bats. He’s very impressive. He’s a dangerous, impressive hitter.”
The Brave are 3-2 up in the series.
“That guy is something else,” Atlanta manager Brian Snyder said to Caesar. “He’s one of those guys who never leaves at-bat. He’s very impressive. He’s a dangerous, impressive hitter.”
Throughout the series, as the Dodgers struggled to consistently offend the Braves’ vented pitching staff, Caesar acted as a steady force from the No. 2 spot, compiling eight hits, six of them for extra bases, 20-bats. . He has been batting .342 / .409 / .842 since the start of the postseason. He has been batting .312 / .366 / .624 since the start of the regular season.
“He’s healthy, he’s healthy, he’s had a tremendous year, the experience he had at Postseason – it all exists right now,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “There’s no better player for me than this.”
On Friday, the fourth-seeded Jersey trailed by two and 18 outs set them apart with a spectacular elimination, when CJ launched a fast-paced fastball 51 out foot into the center area to cut his team’s deficit in half.
With seven in seven and the Dodgers looking to move forward with an uncertain bullpen situation, Caesar turned the first pitch, turned the fastball ball at 95 miles and made it 7-2 from 413 feet to the right-center lower.
The 26-year-old Shortstop became the third Dodgers player with a multi-homer game to join Adrian Gonzalez (2013 NLCS) and Shaun Green (2004 NL Division Series) when his team was facing elimination. Seeger is now the fifth player in major league history with four home runs and 10 RBIs in a single postseason series, beating Giancarlo Stanton (2020 American League Division Series), Cruz (2011 ALCS), B.J. Upton (2008 ALCS) and Jim Thom. 1999 ALDS).
“I’m just putting a good swing on good patches,” Caesar said, “and everything has to be clicked.”
Last year he got rid of this feeling. Seagull was coming out of hip surgery, it was a procedure performed from Tommy John surgery to the tail of his season-long recovery, and in the year 2019 he was not in full strength when he was exploring. It was not strong in its lower part. For those who continued the difficult season, the lack of strength at the time led to an inseparable change in its mechanics which eventually led to a change in its production. He finished batting that season.272 / .335 / .483 – good, but cried a lot from his numbers in 2016 and 2017 when Seagull emerged as one of the game’s best young shortstops.
He proved to be one of the game’s select players this season, but he tried to rid himself of the playoffs this month, batting only .203 / .275 / .331 in 31 previous games. Along the way, Cesar said, he learned to simplify his approach and not force himself to commit a crime when the stakes were high, the mentality he hoped to apply this October.
In ten games, CER has already collected 14 RBIs, tied with Justin Turner for the most by a Dodgers player in a single postseason.
“I didn’t know much before I came here,” said Bates, the Dodgers’ new leadoff hitter. “” All I knew was that he was a good shortstop who could swing him a little. And seeing him day in and day out is a blessing. I really have one thing to do: stay there until it hits me. , Which does not take much time. “