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Dodgers: Trea Turner Still Not Feeling Locked in the at the Plate

Here in his first full season with the Dodgers, shortstop Trea Turner is off to a solid start at the dish and on the field. Save for some miscues here and there, the 28-year-old has been a consistent contributor over the first week’s worth of games this season.

Still, he’s not quite playing up to his own standards just yet. Turner spoke with media after Friday night’s 3-1 win over the Reds where he shared what he’s hoping to bring to the table as the season continues.

“The first seven games, I feel like I’ve been a little off,” Turner told Bill Plunkett of the OC Register. “I’m just not driving the baseball. I want to hit for more power. I’m getting my singles here and there, doing some good things, but still feel like I can hit better, strike out a little less, walk a little more.”

On the season, Trea is hitting .300 but with only a .679 on-base-plus-slugging. He’s also in the midst of a 26-game hitting streak, the longest active streak in baseball. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chatted about Turner’s “steady” play so far this season after Friday’s game.

“I think steady is a good way to put it. … It does seem like he’s doing something every night to help us win a ballgame. Whether it be at bat or playing on defense too. I think that he’s doing a nice job of staying above water but when he gets hot it’s going to be real fun.”

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Having seen Trea Turner at his best in LA for half a season last year, there’s definitely more in the tank for the free-agent-to-be. After his trade to the Dodgers in 2021, the All-Star posted a .950 OPS over 52 regular season games in blue. When he gets it going fully, this Dodger offense will be looking even more frightening for the National League.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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