The Dodgers are getting a big bat back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Mets. Looking to take the series sweep and keep pace with the Giants in the NL West, Los Angeles gets Justin Turner back.
Turner slotted right back into third base after taking a full week off from playing. He suffered a groin strain last Sunday against the Angels and the team has kept him out of the lineup ever since. But he’s back in there today!
Getting Turner into the mix also allows Chris Taylor to slide into the outfield again. The Dodgers had gone with CT3 over at the hot corner in JT’s absence. With Corey Seager and Trea Turner cemented up the middle, Taylor can move all over the diamond.
Turner was having a bit of a rough month with the bat before the Dodgers took him out of the lineup. Through 23 at-bats in August, he had collected just 4 hits and struck out 6 times. But over the course of the full season, he’s been just as good as ever.
The Dodgers will have Max Scherzer taking on Carlos Carrasco in the final game of the series. Scherzer last threw on Tuesday in Philadelphia. He tossed 3.1 innings before a rain delay took him out of the game after 58 pitches.