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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Pulled from Today’s Game vs Rockies

Dodgers fans who were excited to see Justin Turner back in the lineup today will have to wait one more day. JT, who was originally in the lineup batting fourth and playing third base was scratched while still dealing with a nagging leg injury he sustained two weeks back after fouling a ball off his foot against the Diamondbacks.

Thankfully, the move appears to be precautionary.

Ahead of Friday night’s win over the Rockies, Turner spoke with the media about his injury and admitted that he and the team are just exercising caution and trying to get his shin back near full strength before the final few games of the regular season and into the start of the postseason.

After a slow start to his season, the veteran has been one of the best hitters in baseball for the last few months. Since May 10th, Turner is batting .309 with an .883 OPS. Since the start of July, he’s been even better, posting a .348 average with a .955 OPS.

Altogether, he’s slashing .280/.353/.444 with 13 home runs and 81 runs batted in.

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  1. “Altogether, he’s slashing .280/.353/.444 with 13 home runs and 81 runs batted in.”

    I’ve always said that if you had an entire offensive team with numbers like this for the year, with no holes, and they played to their averages, they would win the championship. You wouldn’t need any .340, 50 homer superstars. It’s the holes that get you.

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