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Dodgers calling up No. 1 prospect Corey Seager for MLB debut


Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Dodgers are calling up Triple-A infielder Corey Seager, considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in baseball.

Seager ranked as a consensus top-10 prospect coming into the year and has split the season between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .292 with 18 homers and an .829 OPS in 124 games at age 21.

Strictly a shortstop prior to this season, he started 19 games at third base in the minors as the Dodgers tried to increase his versatility for a potential MLB role. It’s unclear how much Seager will actually play down the stretch with Justin Turner playing nearly every day at third base and Jimmy Rollins starting 35 of the past 36 games at shortstop.

Seager will be eligible for the playoff roster.

Video: Justin Turner pulls off a slick slide at second base

Justin Turner

Justin Turner was going to be out by a mile on this ill-advised stolen base attempt in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, but he got a little creative …

That’s just the third stolen base of the season for Turner and just his 17th steal in 531 major league games.

Settling the Scores: Tuesday’s results

Zack Greinke

source: AP

Dodgers 2, Giants 1: I don’t believe in “statement games” in baseball because I don’t believe baseball works like that. The season is too long and too random and there are just too many variables involved for any one person, let alone 25 people, to be able to collectively will themselves to a notable victory in some particular, certain terms. When we say such-and-such a game was a “statement game” in the sense that the players actually came out with the specific intent to make a specific statement, we’re grafting post-hoc narrative onto things.

That being said — and at the risk of splitting hairs — I do think we can note when a game, however it was approached by the player or team, did, in fact, make a statement via the results of things. This, it seems to me is one of those games. The statements being made:

  • Zack Greinke is winning the dang Cy Young Award; and
  • The Dodgers, however flawed and injured they may be, ain’t letting the Giants off the mat. Not this year.

Gereinke outdueled Bumgarner, tossing one-run ball into the eighth to Bumgarner’s two-run ball over seven. The Dodgers have won seven of eight and have a five and a half game lead over San Francisco. And, for all of the talk about how Madison Bumgarner is better than Clayton Kershaw in the big games, it’s worth noting that Greinke is 7-0 in seven starts against the Giants since coming to the Dodgers before the 2013 season. That’s not the sort of thing that defines a pitcher or his greatness, but if, like a lot of Giants fan, you think that head-to-head stuff is super important, give credit where it is due.

Sorry for the abbreviated recaps today. Some morning things are happening at Chez Craig. The rest of last night’s results are below. Box scores here.

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 4; Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
Rays 11, Orioles 2
Blue Jays 5, Indians 3
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1
Marlins 7, Braves 1
Phillies 14, Mets 8
Cubs 5, Reds 4
Tigers 6, Royals 5
Brewers 7, Pirates 4
Twins 8, White Sox 6
Mariners 7, Astros 5
Cardinals 8, Nationals 5 — yeah, this will get its own post later.
Angels 6, Athletics 2
Rangers 8, Padres 6