Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager had a memorable day to finish off a ridiculous series in Salt Lake City, going 6-for-6 with six RBI in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 14-11 win over the Bees (Pirates) on Wednesday afternoon.
Seager homered in the first inning, singled in the third, fifth and sixth innings, then doubled in the seventh. Yasmani Grandal, in his third and final rehab game with OKC, doubled with two outs in the top of the ninth to give Seager another at-bat. Seager doubled again, driving home Grandal for the final win over the game.
Corey Seager is now 6-for-6. Just the second player in OKC history with 6-hit game, joining Jeff Pickler (6/22/04 @ Albuquerque). Wow.— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) May 28, 2015
Coincidentally, the Dodgers hired Pickler as a special assistant in pro scouting and player development in November.
Seager was 13-for-18 with three home runs, four doubles and two walks in the four-game series against the Bees, driving in 10 runs and scoring six.
@okc_dodgers He is not welcome back here...— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) May 28, 2015
Before the series, Seager was hitting .238/.281/.286 with no home runs, two doubles and a triple in 21 games at Triple-A. Leaving Salt Lake City, Seager is now hitting .324/.367/.490 for OKC.
This Seager kid is kinda good at batting.— Elliot Johnson (@ElliotJohnson9) May 28, 2015
Ian Thomas made his Dodgers organizational debut, pitching in relief after starter Joe Wieland pitched four innings. Thomas, getting stretched out to eventually start, pitched 2⅓ innings, but allowed six runs on eight hits, including two home runs.
Amazingly, he was awarded the win.
Grandal was 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and three runs scored in his third minor league rehab game, all serving as the designated hitter. He was 3-for-10 with a double and five walks in his three games with Oklahoma City, and will join the Dodgers in St. Louis on Friday.
The earliest Grandal can be activated from the disabled list is Saturday.