Dodgers' Justin Turner coming through in the clutch
Before the Rangers walked off against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Justin Turner came through in the clutch with two-run home run to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. Last year Turner was a revelation off the bench, and this year’s he’s proving his worth as a starter at third. According to the Orange County Register, Turner is among the best hitters in baseball dating back to last year:
His statistics also lend credence to his knack for coming through in the clutch. Per the Register, Turner is hitting .398 over the same period with runners in scoring position.
(h/t Orange County Register)
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Since signing with the Dodgers, Turner has the highest batting average in baseball (minimum 350 at-bats). His .332 average in 2014-15 is higher than Houston's hit machine Jose Altuve (.327), Rockies star Troy Tulowitzki (.325) and Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt (.324).