Dodgers News: Trea Turner Happy to End on a High Note Personally

Dodgers News: Trea Turner Happy to End on a High Note Personally

Trea Turner was in a slump that was unlike any he’s experienced in the major leagues as he stumbled into the final day. He had five hits in his previous 30 at-bats, and he hadn’t hit a homer off an actual pitcher in a month.

Throw was concerned about Trea’s struggles in previous postseasons.

Two strikes to start Wednesday’s game made it seem like another those day, but he turned things around. Turner was thrown out at the plate in the fifth inning, with two runners on and one out. The game was tied at 1-1. In the on-deck circle was Freddie Freeman, who was 2-for-2 and trying to chase a 4-for-4 that would give him 200 hits and the National League batting title. In a strange way, Turner’s at bat was almost an afterthought.

But not for long, as he drove a 95-MPH fastball 407 feet over the wall in right-center field to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead on the way to a 6-1 win. Freeman then flied out, ending his chase for 200 and the batting title. He would finish the day with a record of 3-for-4.

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But for Turner, as Bill Plunkett reports in the Orange County Register, that swing felt like a pretty big deal. He added a 110-MPH single in the seventh inning.

“It feels good to have some success with all the swings and everything I’ve done the last few days or a few weeks and even a couple months,” Turner said. “It’s good to end on a high note and get ready for the postseason and try to keep rolling there.”

As Turner notes, he has been putting in a ton of work during his slump. He was on the field for live at-bats against Blake Treinen and Dustin May hours before Wednesday’s game. This was in addition to all the work he had been doing in the batting cages along with L.A.’s hitters. Despite Turner’s struggles in the last few weeks, he finished the season with a. 298 batting average, 194 hits, 100 RBIs, 101 runs, 27 stolen bases, and 64 extra-base hits. He would be a great addition to a strong Los Angeles lineup if he can return to the form he showed mid-season.

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