Turner Continues To Dominate Braves
One of the regular starters who got to play yesterday was second baseman Trea Turner. Once again, Turner was the spark plug at the top of the order as he went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s. He ended up finishing a triple shy of the cycle.
Turner got the scoring started against the Braves in the bottom of the third inning. With the count at 1-2 and Jose Lobaton at second, Turner took a 1-2 sinker from Ryan Weber and hit it over the wall in left for his sixth home run of the season.
In the following inning, Turner drove in another run with a base hit to left on a four-seam fastball from Jed Bradley that scored Danny Espinosa. With his three-hit day yesterday, the 23-year-old is hitting .340 since the All-Star Break.
While Turner hasn’t had an extensive career so far, he has had some good games against the Braves. Keep in mind that he played in six games against the Braves last season. In 14 career games against the Braves, Turner is hitting .408 with four home runs and 11 RBI’s.
Turner is not a power hitter, but he seems to find a way to hit home runs against Atlanta pitching. His 10 RBI’s are tied with Daniel Murphy for the second most of any Washington Nationals hitter against the Braves (Bryce Harper has 14).
On a day where most of the regular starters were out of the lineup, Turner got a chance to play in the infield and made an impact on getting the homestand started on a winning note.
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