Ron Roenicke does not believe in throwing at opposing hitters on purpose

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The Brewers and Diamondbacks got into a plunking war earlier this week. Or at least the Diamondbacks did. The Brewers don’t typically play that game. As Adam McCalvy reports, the Brewers are usually last or near last in hitting opposing batters with pitches even when they are being hit a lot.

This is no coincidence. Ron Roenicke says that it’s part of his philosophy:

“We try to pitch the way we should pitch. We don’t throw at people. There’s a time you have to pitch inside to get people out. Good hitters you have to pitch inside. So that’s what happens.

“I’ve seen teams get hurt by it, yes. But I don’t think it’s part of the game. Just pitch. Get people out.”

Good for Roenicke. Would that more managers felt the way he does about it.

(Thanks to Jess for the heads up)

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.