His 16-game hitting streak is a fine way of beginning his first season of a four-year, $64 million extension. But being in the team record books is even better.
Turner tied the record for the most doubles in April, also held by Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Furcal.
Justin Turner now tied for the Dodger record for most doubles in April (11). His company is Rafael Furcal (2008) and Hanley Ramirez (2014)
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) April 30, 2017
Turner was hitting .404 in the season’s opening month. His average has since “dipped” to .387. Despite his 11 doubles, Turner only hit one homer in the first month. Granted, it was a massive one: He blasted the final of three-straight blasts in the 9th inning against Philadelphia Saturday.
The Dodgers have been inconsistent thus far, sitting two games over .500. Turner’s production has been a major reason why L.A. has stayed afloat through its injury and rotation struggles.