Since being traded for during the trade deadline, Dodgers infielder Trea Turner has been nothing short of a spark plug for the club atop the lineup in 2021. With a unique combination of pop at the plate and speed on the basepaths, the 2021 All-Star has been “electrifying” for the club.
Joining SportsNet LA’s pregame show, the super utility man Chris Taylor raved about the immediate impact that Turner has made in such a brief time with the Dodgers.
“He’s electric out there,” Taylor said. “He does it on defense, at the plate, on the bases. It’s fun to watch.”
Taylor emphasized the success that Turner has had late in the season, citing his ability to be a game changer in multiple facets of the game.
“He seems to make things happen no matter where he is,” Taylor said. “He’s probably playing as good as he has all year at this moment so we’re glad to have him on our team.”
In Friday’s series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, Turner smashed two homers, one of which was a grand slam to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. On Saturday, he chipped in another two hits and scored two runs in a critical 8-3 win that helped keep LA’s division title hopes alive.
Turner is hitting .328 with 27 homers and 32 stolen bags in 2021, putting his entire repertoire on display.