Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

After almost running past a popup, Corey Seager snared it with a slick backhanded grab

You don't attain the reputation as one of the game's brightest young talents without the aid of some incredible instinct on the diamond. The Dodgers' Corey Seager has been exactly that since announcing his MLB arrival in September 2015 at Petco Park, and in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday he added to his already-dazzling highlight reel with another outstanding effort at the scene of his stellar debut. 
In the first inning, Cory Spangenberg lofted a popup to short left field, sending Seager and Justin Turner in hot pursuit under the sometimes unforgiving California sunshine. No matter for Seager, who made a highly impressive running, backhanded catch in front of Turner: 

An inning later, Seager was seen smiling in the clip below -- probably relating to something entirely different, but we'll assume he's reacting to the outlandish thought of not making a tough play in the field.