DLD Recap: Both Seager Brothers Homer In Dodgers-Mariners Slugfest, But Corey’s Team Wins It

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Post-Game Briefing

If the Dodgers proved anything Monday night, it’s that the offense has the capability to bail its pitching staff out when they’re having an off-night.

The game began with a back-and-forth slugfest between the Mariners and Dodgers: 14 combined runs through four innings (including homers from both Seager brothers). Then, down 8-6 in the seventh inning, the Dodgers hung five on the scoreboard, capped by a Kiké Hernandez two-run shot to pad the lead.

Kenley Jansen came in to shut the door in the ninth for his seventh save of the season, and the Dodgers secured their sixth consecutive win. The Dodgers beat the Mariners 11-9.

Mookie Betts continued his hot hitting, belting his 21st career leadoff home run (and first as a Dodger). He also added an RBI single in the second inning, and finished the game going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a strikeout.

It’s a good thing the Dodgers have one of the best offenses in baseball, because Ross Stripling had his worst outing of the season, and arguably the worst of his career. This is the first time Stripling has ever given up six earned runs in five years in the big leagues. He surrendered a pair of two-run home runs, a solo shot, and was touched for seven runs (six earned) while striking out just two batters.

Scoring Plays

  • TOP 1ST: Kyle Seager single + AJ Pollock error (SEA 1-0)
  • TOP 1ST: Austin Nola RBI single (SEA 2-0)
  • BOT 1ST: Mookie Betts solo HR (SEA 2-1)
  • BOT 2ND: Matt Beaty bases-loaded HBP (2-2)
  • BOT 2ND: Mookie Betts RBI single (LAD 3-2)
  • BOT 2ND: Corey Seager 3-run HR (LAD 6-2)
  • TOP 3RD: Kyle Lewis 2-run HR (LAD 6-4)
  • TOP 3RD: Kyle Seager solo HR (LAD 6-5)
  • TOP 3RD: Evan White 2-run HR (SEA 7-6)
  • TOP 4TH: Kyle Seager RBI single (SEA 8-6)
  • BOT 7TH: AJ Pollock RBI single (SEA 8-7)
  • BOT 7TH: Max Muncy bases-loaded BB (8-8)
  • BOT 7TH: Joc Pederson GIDP (LAD 9-8)
  • BOT 7TH: Kiké Hernandez 2-run HR (LAD 11-8)
  • TOP 8TH: Evan White solo HR (LAD 11-9)

Plays of the Game

The DLD Plays of the Game go to Corey and Kyle Seager. Playing against each other for the first time in their major league careers, both Seager brothers went yard. With Corey’s 3-run shot in the second and Kyle’s 2-run shot in the third, they became the first brothers on different teams to homer in the same game since Felipe Crespo (Giants) and Cesar Crespo (Padres) did it in 2001, according to Dodgers beat reporter Bill Plunkett.

Both brothers rarely show their emotions on the field, but each had a little fun with the another after their homers.

Player of the Game

The DLD Player of the Game is Corey Seager. In his last five games since coming back from his back injury, Seager has three bombs and nine runs batted in. He finished the night going 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and that three-run homer mentioned earlier.

Up Next

The Dodgers will play the second game of their four-game series vs. the Mariners Tuesday afternoon at 4:10 p.m. After tomorrow, the team will fly to Seattle for the final two games. 

On the mound for the Dodgers will be Tony Gonsolin. Gonsolin has yet to allow an earned run in either of his first two starts in 2020. He has nine strikeouts, two walks, and a WHIP of 0.69.

For the Mariners, they’ll send their best starter so far this year, Marco Gonzales. Gonzales (2-2, 3.97 ERA) is the only Mariner starter with an ERA under four and WHIP under one (0.926). However, he also leads the staff in home runs allowed with four.

Jake Reiner is a writer and reporter for Dodgers-LowDown and co-host of The Incline Podcast. Follow him on Twitter @QualityJakes

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