11: 01 pm: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, in a postgame scrum, announced that Turner has a grade 2 hamstring stres and seemed to imply that his season is indeed over.” I think that’ll be it for him ,” Roberts said, according to Hoornstra and others.
9: 51 pm: Justin Turner left tonight’s NLCS activity four matchup against Atlanta with an supposed trauma, as relayed by various reporters, including J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. Turner footed into a double play in the bottom of the seventh inning and tottered his way to first base, then didn’t return to the field for the top of the eighth.
It has been a frustrating line for the third baseman, as he has also been dealing with a neck harm of late that induced him to be held out of the starting lineup in game two. The severity of this new injury is unclear at this phase, but this creates the specter of Turner’s season being over. There are, at most, three tournaments remaining in the NLCS after tonight, which doesn’t leave him much time to convalesce before the World Series.
Losing Turner for any amount of meter would be a blow to the Dodgers, as he has been one of their best and most-reliable hitters for eight straight seasons. From 2014 to 2021, he has been a mainstay of the lineup, with a slugging percentage between. 275 and. 340 each year. His wRC+ has historically been between 123 and 158 during that straddle. He was worth at least 3.3 fWAR in each of those seasons, except in cases of the shortened 2020 expedition, where he put up 1.3 fWAR. In 2021, he trounced. 278/.361 /. 471 for a wRC+ of 127 and 4.0 fWAR.
This year’s postseason has been a struggle for him, perhaps due to these underlying injuries. Croaking into tonight’s activity, he was slashing time. 097/.200 /. 194 through 35 slab appearances.
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