MemberOctober 5, 2020 at 2:40 pm
The Dodgers took on the Brewers in this brief Wild Card Series as they swept the first 2 games and the 3rd game was not needed to decide who would advance to the National League Division Series. The first game the final score was Dodger 4 Brewers 2. The second game consisted of a 3-0 shoutout and that is when the Dodgers punched their ticket into the next round NLDS. I will now go ahead and give you a breakdown of Justin Turner of each game of the Wild Card Series.
Game one: Wednesday 9/30/2020: In untypical Justin Turner fashion he didn’t have any hits in his 4 plate appearances, he also left 3 men on base. I know over the course of the last few weeks he has been battling a hamstring issue, so that may have been the case. Of course I do not want to make any excuses for him but this time of year are his moments to shine, so it is very unusual. I guess the only thing that matters is that it was a victory, and the 1-0 series lead.
Game Two: Thursday 10/1/2020: In this game once again JT struggled to figure out Milwaukee’s pitching. In 4 at bats, Turner had only a strikeout to his name, along with leaving 1 runner on base. I really hope that he can get going really soon, since this was an early round I am thinking that perhaps he is going to rediscover his swing. We are going to need all of the fire power we can get since our next series is against a powerful Padres lineup who can light it up.
My overall assessment is that Turner will need to find out what will make him successful going forward. I am aware that we have a powerful lineup, but it is even potent when everyone is being patient at the plate, going deep into counts, getting the runners on, over, and in. I feel like Justin will make the necessary adjustment to get his swing back and contribute as well. I would still rather have him in the lineup, then not to have him in the lineup. The NLDS begins 10/6/2020.
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