Dodgers shortstop Trea turner will be in the starting lineup tonight. Turner had an apparent hand injury after sliding back to first base on a pickoff attempt. He appeared to jam his finger on the base and immediately held it in pain.
His X-rays came out negative and he will be good to go.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) October 15, 2022
Trea has been the constant for the Dodgers’ offense. In the three playoff games, he is currently slashing .308/.308/.846 with a 1.154 OPS, four hits, two home runs, and two RBIs.
Losing Trea would have been an enormous loss at the plate; even though his defense has been subpar, the last thing we need is for a huge bat not to be available. Everyone knows the offense needs to wake up and get going tonight.
It was scary seeing Trea holding his hand in pain last night. Things might’ve been different if they were ahead in the series, but Trea’s presence must be felt tonight. All hands will be on deck, and it all starts with the offense.
Hopefully, this injury doesn’t affect Turner too much, and he’ll be able to perform to his capabilities.
This could be the last time we see Trea in Dodger blue. Let’s hope that is not the case. Go get ’em, Trea.