Justin Turner has been murdering baseballs since his return from the disabled list.
He was already tearing the cover off of the ball before he hit on the disabled list, having a mid .300s batting average and high .300s on-base percentage before he went on the disabled list May 18. Turner returned June 9, and has somehow not only gotten better but he has found his power stroke that greeted Los Angeles in 2016 when he hit 27 home runs.
Monday night, Turner went 4-for-4 and homered for the second game in a row.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 20, 2017
Somehow, Justin Turner is hitting .399 over the course of the season. We are in mid-June. It is remarkable. He was injured for about three weeks but has still logged in over 200 plate appearances in 2017.
Justin Turner said in an interview with AM570 that he has been using Cody Bellinger’s bat during his recent hot streak which explains a lot. Maybe the whole team should start sharing Cody’s bats. Imagine the home runs.