Justin Turner
3B LAD
7 days ago

Turner (2-for-3) connected for two home runs off Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg en route to a five RBI performance Thursday afternoon.

EDGE Analysis

Just an hour into the afternoon, the Dodgers' hottest hitter already had his fourth career multi-homer game and his first game with five RBI since May 15, 2011. Over the previous two seasons, Turner was one of the Dodgers' best hitters and an anchor in the middle of their lineup. But the third baseman stumbled to start the 2016 season, and on June 8, he was hitting only .220. Turner insists nothing in his swing has changed since then, but his numbers certainly have. Since that date, he has lifted his average 47 points by hitting .333 with 13 home runs.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
2 weeks ago

Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Turner was hitless heading into the eighth inning, but he smacked a two-run homer which he followed with a two-run double in the ninth that nearly brought the Dodgers back from a six-run deficit. Turner has seemingly discovered his power stroke of late, as he has homered four times in his last eight games and has nine RBI during that span as well.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
3 weeks ago

Turner is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chris Taylor will get the nod at third base as Turner sits following six consecutive starts. Turner has picked it up considerably at the plate considerably over the past month or so, posting a .922 OPS with eight homers in June. He's battled hamstring and toe ailments in recent weeks and this looks like nothing more than a routine maintenance day for the 31-year-old.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner (toe) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He had four extra-base hits and six RBI in the four games prior to the minor toe injury that forced him to miss one game. Turner will bat third against righty Junior Guerra on Wednesday, and should re-assume the everyday duties at the hot corner.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner (hamstring) expects to return to the lineup Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers' third baseman clarified that his absence Tuesday is due to a sore left toe, the result of being struck by a foul ball, and is not related to the leg cramp that forced him from Monday's game. Regardless, it sounds like Turner will be back Wednesday as he looks to finish his outstanding month of June (.931 OPS) on a high note.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner (hamstring) is not in the lineup Tuesday against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Turner suffered a hamstring cramp in his final at-bat of Monday's game and although the injury does not appear serious, manager Dave Roberts is giving the 31-year-old a game off as a precaution. The third baseman, who's logged three doubles and six RBI over his last four games, is getting replaced by recent call up Chris Taylor in the lineup.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner left the game Monday after his hamstring cramped up in a ninth inning at-bat, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It has been reported that manager Dave Roberts took Turner out of the game simply as a precaution and that the injury is not considered serious. He should still be considered day-to-day until more information is released.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner left Monday's game with a foot injury, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner fouled a ball off his foot in the ninth inning and exited the game when the Dodgers took the field in the bottom half of the inning. He will likely be evaluated soon and more information regarding the injury should be released shortly.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman plated Corey Seager with a double in the third, and subsequently scored on a balk by Jameson Taillon. He then brought Scott Van Slyke home on a sacrifice fly in the sixth, marking his fifth multi-RBI game of June. The performance was a nice rebound for Turner, who'd gone 0-for-8 over the prior two games. He's enjoyed a nice power surge during June, a month that's seen him blast seven homers overall.

Justin Turner
3B LAD
1 month ago

Turner hit his 10th home run in a 2-for-4 game with two RBI in Monday's win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Turner is on an absolute tear. He is now 8-for-17 with four home runs and eight RBI over his last four games and has raised his batting line from .235/.324/.373 to .252/.336/.432 in that short span. It's possible Turner may have lost his starting spot to his slow start had the Dodgers not been dealing with so many injuries, but with this hot streak, he has cemented his spot in the lineup.