Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is having a postseason to remember, and for his record-setting performance against the Braves was named NLCS MVP for 2020 on Sunday night.
Seager was 9-for-29 (.310/.333/.897) in seven games against the Braves, and set NLCS records with five home runs and 11 runs batted in. Down 3-1 in the series, the Dodgers won three games to get to the World Series. In Game 5, Seager homered twice, and he started the scoring in Game 6 with a first-inning home run.
“It wasn’t me man, it was this team,” Seager told Tom Verducci during the trophy presentation on the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington. “Defensively, pitching, game calling, planning. Everything. We grinded all the way through this series. This wasn’t an easy one, and we’re glad to be on top.”
It’s been a resurgent season for Seager, who hit .307/.358/.585 with 15 home runs in 52 games. He’s already set Dodgers postseason records with six home runs and 15 RBI, and now he has at least four more games to add to those totals, with the World Series against Tampa Bay starting Tuesday.