Justin Turner Blasts a Cheesy Home Run

After opening up the series in Colorado, the Rockies came into town as the road team for their first visit to Chavez Ravine. This series was a sweep for our reigning, defending World Series Champions; with that said, I will now give you a look at the weekly recap for Justin Turner. 

April 12th – Off day for the team

Justin Turner vs the Rockies

April 13th – Off day for Turner

April 14th – Two Days Of Rest Does A Body Good

Justin had a single in the first inning, which brought in Mookie Betts.

Turner told Jon Gray that it is “nacho night” as his solo shot was hit in the home run seats, and the fan who got the ball also got the nacho cheese on his sweater as the ball landed right on his plate of nachos. Luckily no one was hurt. The fan was reimbursed for his food and a very nice new Dodgers sweater. A little bit of television time never hurt anyone either, and the fan has a story to tell.

After all of that excitement in the third inning, his next at-bat in the fifth was a strikeout.

Justin ended with a hit by a pitch in the seventh.

Dodgers win 2-4.

April 15th – Finale Versus the Rockies

In the first inning, Turner got on via a single. Julio Urías and Chris Taylor were able to come in the third courtesy of JT’s round-tripperA double in the fifth. A walk in the seventh completed his night.

Dodgers win 5-7.

Justin Turner vs the Padres

A trip to San Diego was next up on the schedule for a three-game series against possibly the biggest threat to another National League West title in the Padres. This series had the feel of the postseason in April. The games had momentum-swinging each way, it seems like on every pitch. It also had moments of heroic hits, untimely errors, and exciting game-winning catches!

April 16th – An extra-inning affair

A pop out in the first. A ground out in the fourth. A single in the sixth, and he came around to score on a Chris Taylor single. A force out in the seventh. A single in the ninth brings in Mookie Betts. Another single in the twelfth inning, he would score when Zach McKinstry singles later in the inning.

Dodgers win 11-6.

April 17th- Round two, pitching duel

A strikeout in the first. A lineout in the third. Another strikeout in the sixth. Finally, in the ninth, he had a solo home run to add some insurance. “Like a good neighbor, JT is there!”

Dodgers win 2-0.

April 18th- Finale

A strikeout in the first. A walk in the third. A strikeout in the sixth. And another strikeout in the ninth.

Dodgers lose 2-5.

If you throw out the finale against the Padres, Justin Turner shows that he is still the most consistent player on the team. I feel like overall, Turner had some big hits when it was needed this week, and with one of those hits, he made a fan really happy in the home run seats. 

WEEKLY STATS:

BA: .404

OPS: 1.225

R: 6 (13)

Hits: 9 (23)

RBI: 7 (16)

AB: 20 (57)

BB: 2 (5)

2B: 1 (6)

3B: 0 (0)

HR: 3 (5)

SB: 0 (0)

For last week’s recap, click here.

For the latest Justin Turner stats, click here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images

 

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