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FutureStarrLos Angeles Dodgers Justin turner
Los Angeles Dodgers Third Baseman Justin Turner has been a part of one of the most dominant late-game comebacks in recent memory. The right-handed batter was able to draw a walk and was then rippled around the bases by the Dodgers’ relief staff to help clinch a sweep of the Kansas City Royals and put together a 9-0 comeback. However, the Dodgers’ come-from-behind effort wasn’t accomplished without Turner’s bat. Turner lead the team with 2
Justin Matthew Turner (born November 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets. He played college baseball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds, and made his major league debut in 2009. With the Dodgers, Turner was an All-Star in 2017, and won the 2017 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. He won the 2020 World Series with the Dodgers.
He attended California State University, Fullerton, where he majored in kinesiology and played college baseball for the Titans. He earned freshman All-American honors from Baseball America in 2003 after quickly taking over as the starting second baseman. He was named to the 2003 College World Series all-tournament team as a shortstop. During the CWS, Turner was hit in the face by a fastball after going 3-for-3 including a home run. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
No injury has been reported for Turner, so it appears to just be a day off for the veteran third baseman. He has yet to find much of a rhythm in the playoffs, going 3-for-28 with a solo home run, a walk, an additional run scored and seven strikeouts in seven games. Chris Taylor will start at the hot corner in his place Sunday.
Turner roped a two-run double in the first inning and added a solo shot in the seventh for some extra insurance. He's gone just 5-for-28 (.179) over his last eight games but all five hits have gone for extra bases and he's racked up nine RBI during that span. Turner is now slashing .275/.364/.475 with 80 RBI and 45 extra-base hits on the year.We tried to treat it. We did treat it, and he felt that he wanted to give it a go and try to play through it,” Roberts said. “He couldn’t turn his head to the right. And got through the game, woke up feeling very similar, so I think that, obviously, Justin will do anything we ask, but I just don’t think it’s right to put him in that spot and, for us as a club, and I think we have other options, also.” (Source: ktla.com)