Justin Turner blows through Saint Louis
From May 20th to July 21st Justin Turner has had 221 plate appearances.In that time Justin has slugged sixteen home runs, driven in forty-six runs, and put up a triple stat line of .290 / .362 / .596 with a BABIP of only .278. Imagine a slugging percentage at almost .600 from Justin Turner in 220 plate appearances.
Justin continued that hot streak this weekend in Saint Louis matching the heat/humidity by helping the Dodgers take two of three from the Cardinals giving the Dodgers a rare road series victory against the Cardinals.
Justin collected two hits in each game, going six for sixteen, hitting two doubles, and one home run, and driving in three more runs.
Updating his numbers for the hot streak:
- 238 Plate Appearances, 62 hits, 21 walks
- 30 XBH, 13 doubles and 17 home runs
- 33 runs scored, 49 runs batted in
- Triple stat line of .297 / .366 / .603
- Those 17 home runs hit during the streak are more than his previous CAREER high for a season of 16.
On Friday I imagined a slug% of almost .600. On Monday morning that is a reality in 238 plate appearances. Many Dodgers have ripped off impressive power streaks over the years from Ron Cey to Pedro Guerrero to Mike Piazza to Shawn Green but in every case, each of those hitters was a known slugger. Justin Turner was not a known slugger, as we said his career-high in home runs was sixteen, his career high slug% was .491.
Enjoy this, we may never see it again.