Corey Seager slides into second, injures his thumb, is out for ten days, comes back, and in his first at-bat hits a two-run homer.
“I don’t know what else to say about Corey. He’s amazing,” his manager Bruce Bochy gushed after the game.
Amazing is a good word to start with.
He won’t win the MVP because it’s Ohtani’s award, but there is not a more valuable player to his team than Corey Seager.
A few minutes after being reinstated off the IL, he goes 2-for-4, drives in three runs, scores two, and jumps his average up to .352.
Mainly, he is the engine that drives this offense. Without him, the Rangers struggled to score runs, scoring just five runs in their previous four games, of which they lost three.
He’s gone, the offense is gone. He’s back, the offense is back. The Rangers piled up 11 runs against a deflated Chicago White Sox team.
The Rangers are still without two All-Stars in Nathan Eovaldi and Jonah Heim. But Corey Seager is the one player the Ranger cannot afford to be without these last two months of the season.
(Oh, and Max Scherzer makes his Rangers debut today.)