Chase Utley Really Hates Shortstops
Dodger announce Seager will miss NLCS w/ low back sprain and received an epidural injection from Dr. Robert Watkins. Considered day-to-day.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 14, 2017
The official reports were Seager tweaked it on a slide during Game 3 of the NLDS, but us Mets fans know the truth. It was probably punishment dished out by Utley for Seager going 0-3.
You can tell this is what happened because a good man like Curtis Granderson held himself out of the lineup in a quiet protest to Utley’s actions. Some people will tell you Dave Roberts held him out of the lineup because the Cubs started the left-hand hitting Jose Quintana.
Don’t be that naive. Kike Hernandez has never gotten a hit off Quintana in his career. For his part, Granderson has hit a homer off Quintana. If it really were up to Roberts, who are you playing?
Better yet, Roberts should just put Utley there and see what happens.