MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits of Week-21

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy (13) hits a walk-off solo home run to win the game 2-1 over Toronto at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley/MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy (13) hits a walk-off solo home run to win the game 2-1 over Toronto at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley/MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images) /
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MLB Rankings: Greatest Hits in Week-21

8. Corey Seager, 41 percent

The Toronto Blue Jays learned twice this week why the Los Angeles Dodgers are so hard to beat. After losing in extra innings on Tuesday, the Jays rode Jacob Waquespack’s one-hit pitching over seven innings to a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday.

Then, as they so often do, the Dodgers awakened. Max Muncy started the comeback by walking against Derek Law. One out later, Cody Bellinger doubled down the right-field line, sending Muncy to third and depositing the tying run in scoring position.

That gave Corey Seager a chance to be the evening’s hero. He needed it: Coming off an injury-shortened 2018 season Seager entered the game batting in the .270s with an unremarkable 12 home runs, well off his 2016 or 2017 numbers.

As Seager stood in, the odds of a Dodger victory stood at just 29 percent. His line double tracing Bellinger’s of seconds earlier into the right-field corner chased both Muncy and Bellinger home, tying the game at 2-2.

Suddenly the Dodgers’ victory prospects measured 70 percent. They hit 100 percent seconds later when Enrique Hernandez completed the comeback with a base hit behind second base that sent Seager across the plate.