Not often is a 22-year-old rookie in the same sentence as Barry Bonds with the amount of home runs he has hit. That, however, is just the case with the power display Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager just put on the Braves in a three-game sweep.
Seager, connecting on two homers Sunday, became the first player to hit at least five home runs in a series vs. the Braves since Barry Bonds did so with the Giants in 2001, tweets MLB.com's Braves reporter Mark Bowman.
In a three-game series at Turner Field in Atlanta, Bonds smashed six home runs in only 10 at-bats. That same year, Bonds broke the single-season home run record with 73.
Seager went 6-for-12 with five long balls in three games vs. the Braves in LA to join Bonds territory.
Despite his age, Seager has been the Dodgers' most productive offensive player thus far. He leads the team in batting average (.286), home runs (14), RBI (35) and runs scored (38).
To open Los Angeles' series with Atlanta, Seager went deep three times in one game. He became the first rookie to do so for the Dodgers since 1959.
Don Demeter hit three homers in one game for the Dodgers as a rookie against the Giants in LA on April 21, 1959.
Going into Sunday's set of games, the Dodgers are 4.5 games back of the Giants in the NL West.