LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager recorded the second three-homer game of his career on Tuesday night in the Dodgers' 12-0 win over the Mets at Dodger Stadium.Seager reached three homers with a three-run shot in the fifth inning, but he fell short of becoming the 18th player in history to
LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager recorded the second three-homer game of his career on Tuesday night in the Dodgers' 12-0 win over the Mets at Dodger Stadium.
Seager reached three homers with a three-run shot in the fifth inning, but he fell short of becoming the 18th player in history to hit four in one game, flying out to left field in the sixth in his only chance. He was on deck when the last out was recorded in the bottom of the eighth.
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"I was trying keep him in there to get his fourth and fifth at-bat," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He can hit the ball out of the ballpark anywhere. He was swinging at strikes and taking balls. Throughout the lineup, we did it again."
The Dodgers hit five home runs on Tuesday, with Cody Bellinger hitting his National League-leading 22nd and Yasmani Grandal adding a solo shot.
The breakout was Seager's first multihomer game of the season and the fifth of his career. He is the fourth player to have multiple three-homer games at 23 or younger, joining the Red Sox's Mookie Betts, former Ranger Juan Gonzalez and former Oriole Boog Powell. The Dodgers shortstop hit three home runs against the Braves last June.
Per Statcast™, Seager's first home run of the evening, a two-run shot in the first, went the farthest, traveling 410 feet. His other home runs both were tracked at 372 feet.
"It's just one of those nights where balls go where you want it to and you're putting good swings on it and they're going out of the park," Seager said.
Seager, who has slashed .415/.500/.829 with 11 runs, five doubles, four home run and 13 RBIs in his last 10 games, credited Bellinger, who has also been on a tear, for the Dodgers' recent offensive outbursts.
"Hitting is contagious," Seager said. "Everybody is starting to roll. When one guy starts going, guys like Bellinger comes in, it brings excitement. Everybody wants to hit. Everybody wants to get on base. Everyone wants to be the guy, that's how you come productive."
Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.