Corey Seager Oct 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) walks out to the field before game one of the 2021 NLCS against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers got off to a hot start in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Sunday, trying to bounce back from their 3-2 loss the previous night. While their starting lineup (surprisingly without third baseman Justin Turner, thanks to a neck injury) entered the game four-for-33 lifetime against Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson, leadoff hitter Mookie Betts singled to left on the fifth pitch he saw. And second batter Corey Seager (seen above during Saturday’s game) then homered to right on the first pitch he saw:

Anderson struck out Trea Turner after that, but then walked cleanup hitter Will Smith on four straight pitches. While Gavin Lux grounded into a fielder’s choice, he then stole second base, and Chris Taylor walked on four straight pitches, prompting a mound visit. Anderson then got Cody Bellinger to fly out to center to end the inning, but that led to a 28-pitch first inning for him. So he might have some huffing and puffing after that.

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